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I have a just turned 4 DS and a just turned 2 DD. They get along really well, play together, have only occasional minor fights.... so I am not trying to change or "fix" anything. But I think DS would feel useful and good about himself, if he could help with 2 yo DD. But I have absolutely zero ideas as to what he could help with.

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I have a just turned 4 DS and a just turned 2 DD. They get along really well, play together, have only occasional minor fights.... so I am not trying to change or "fix" anything. But I think DS would feel useful and good about himself, if he could help with 2 yo DD. But I have absolutely zero ideas as to what he could help with.

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Rubbing the two year old's back to help her sleep at naptime? (that is, if the four year old is not also napping).
 

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Well, what does DS know how to do that his little sister doesn't know? He could teach her new games and how to do simple things around the house. He could teach her her colors, numbers, and letters. In my expierence, kids love to teach younger siblings how to do things.
 

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Here are some of the things that my 4 yo does for 2 yo:
-Help get snacks off the counter or out of the refrigerator.
-Find clothes.
-Open doors.
-Brush teeth. It is so cute to watch them brush their teeth together at night.
-Reach for stuff.

On the flip side, my 4 yo hates to pick up after herself so the 2 yo will pick up for her big sister. Don't discount the 2 yo helping the 4 yo. My 2 yo is very helpful.
 

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On the flip side, my 4 yo hates to pick up after herself so the 2 yo will pick up for her big sister. Don't discount the 2 yo helping the 4 yo. My 2 yo is very helpful.
My 2yo loves to run errands. "Here, take this to your sister" is a wonderful tool.


Will your older one 'read' to your younger one? Teaching the basics: getting dressed, taking one's plate to the kitchen when finished, getting out the door and in the car is also a good one.
 
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