Here they are out biking and enjoying the fall leaves. The sling and stroller quickly lost their appeal for our little girl when she saw her big brother whirling around on his bike. So she gets helped along on her tricycle by Daddy.
Big brother makes for a great horse! A little physical play really helps to forge a strong bond and to teach both of them about their own strength and physical limitations.
Sharing experiences and building trust. Big brother encourages little sister to go down the slide or offers to catch her at the bottom. She also gets a giggle out of giving him a push down the slide.
Reading together is really special. Very simple books that are easily memorized or look and find books are ideal for our 4 year old to read to our 1.5 year old. A great literacy building activity for both of them and gives mom a chance to go to the bathroom in peace!
The next horizon may be sharing a room. If anyone reading has young opposite sex siblings sharing a room, I'd love to hear your experiences on bed arrangements, decor decisions, clothing storage, privacy, and ideal age for sharing versus getting their own rooms.