Sharing Knowledge is an important skill to acquire in order to get along with others. But it is a difficult learning process for a toddler.
The child must first be able to resist the temptation to grab objects that are not his. He must also grasp the concept of time to be able to wait to get what he wants. Finally, he must speak well enough to settle the question of who will get what and when, in addition to being able to understand the views of another child.
It is therefore not surprising that learning to share takes time. This is why parents should not expect that a child truly understands the meaning of “sharing” before the age of 4 years.
Sharing at each age
Babies and toddlers only know they want something and they want it right away. They believe that all things are within their reach are theirs. We must first make them understand what is theirs and what is other. They feel threatened when other children touch their toys, especially their teddy, doll or best pack n play
- 18 to 24 months, children do not play together, but they love to play alongside each other. This is the stage of parallel play. Although they like to be around with other children and they want to do the same as them, the little ones want to have their personal space and their own toys. It’s all part of learning of their individuality and their importance. Toddlers have specific rules regarding ownership.
- To 2 years. It was not until the age of 2 years for children to understand that this is their toys, and that is other child’s toys. Nevertheless, they still have difficulty in understanding the concept of temporary loan. Young children do not always manage to make them understand that their latest toy. They find it easier to exchange a toy because they get something in return.
- To 3 years. Children under 3 years are able to share better, but it never lasts very long. They spend much of their time playing to resolve questions such as “who will have what”, “who will do what” and “who is going to play.” This is normal: it is their way of training to acquire the skills needed to build friendships. They also want to understand the rules and how things are going to happen before acting. They like to play with other children and are seeking their presence even though the agreement was short-lived. If at the age of 4, your child still does not cooperate with others and if it is hostile, better get help. Consult your child’s doctor so that he directs you to the appropriate family services located in your area.
- To 4 years. Children of 4 years old are more likely to exchange ideas and toys. They love giving and receiving. Moreover, disputes are less common because children master better and have better language. Therefore, it is easier for them to express their emotions with words rather than with aggressive acts (biting, throwing things, etc.). This is a first sign of maturity.
- To 5 years. To 5 years, children understand a little better the views of the other even if they still have a thought of being centered on themselves. With the help of an adult, they can understand that if an object is valuable to them, it can be the same for another child. They are more attentive to what the other has to say, even if they still lack certain skills to solve their own conflicts with their peers.
The Atlanta Area Rugs Market at the Atlanta Merchandise Mart in Atlanta, GA continues to grow in importance as a major source for area rugs. New suppliers opening showrooms for the Jan 1995 market include Asmara, Horizon Pacific, Radici, Odegard and Trade Am. The Merchandise Mart will offer seminars and other educational opportunities for retailers attending the Jan 1995 market. The Mart has more than 100 showrooms for area rugs with more than 300,000 sq ft of exhibition space.
Expanded supplier show-rooms, numerous area rug offerings and buyer education programs are enticing retailers to attend the Atlanta Area Rugs Market, to be held here from Jan. 20 to 23.
The Atlanta Area Rugs Market
“The last two to three markets have shown a significant rise in the number of new area-rug sources at the Atlanta market,” said Thome Muir, co-owner of McDhurries Oriental Rugs in Rocky River, Ohio. “The market continues to grow, and we see faces there that we can’t see at other times. We recently added 2,000 square feet to our store for tufted and machine-made rugs, in addition to the higher-end hand-mades we’ve always carried, so we’ve been looking for new vendors. The Atlanta market offers us great opportunities to see new products and new faces, and offers us access to a significant amount of old favorites.”
The Atlanta Merchandise Mart’s twice yearly market continues to grow in importance as an area rug show, emphasized Chas Sydney, the market’s vice president of floor coverings. Suppliers opening new showrooms or expanding existing show-rooms at this January’s market include Horizon Pacific, Odegard, Radici, Asmara, Trade Am and Emerem.
In addition to this market’s expansions, several suppliers expanded showrooms at the July 1994 market, including Beaulieu of America, Bon-Motif, Harounian Oriental Rugs, Noonoo Rug Co. and Samad Bros. Several others opened or expanded show-rooms rooms at the January 1994 and July 1993 markets.
Sentry Group introduced a new portable locker at the Dec 1994 School Home & Office Product Show as part of its effort to broaden its market beyond mass merchants and home centers. The new Portable Lock’R is intended for sale at supermarkets, sporting goods stores, pharmacies, home shopping networks and other outlets. It is a plastic container that locks to stationary objects and is designed for storing valuables, such as watches, keys or glasses.
Sentry Group, a leading manufacturer of lockers and safes, hopes to broaden its distibution with a new mini locker designed for people on the move.
A Leading Manufacturer of Lockers and Safes
In a move to expand beyond mass merchants and home centers, Sentry is aiming its new Portable Lock’R at supermarkets, pharmacies, sporting good stores, automotive supply shops, home shopping networks and other outlets.
“Real interest and excitement almost immediately started to click for this product,” said Sentry product manager Peter Serron. “There was a real need established.”
Portable Lock’R–a plastic container that stores small personal items and locks to stationary objects–was introduced at the School Home & Office Product Association (SHOPA) Show Dec. 8 to 10.
Designed for today’s active, outdoors and travel lifestyles, the Portable Lock’R has uses in various settings, including the pool, beach, hotel, camper, car, recreational vehicle, boat, dormitory, office or home, according to the company.
Sony Corporation of America’s SteadyShot video camera was shown to be superior to other brands in a test promotion that Sony conducted in 55 cities. Hundreds of consumers tested the SteadyShot against other camcorder sharpshooters to see which held the steadiest picture. VP of personal video Jay Sato says the promotion was designed to generate interest in camcorders in general and especially in the SteadyShot. The new CCD FX630, which was introduced at the lower price of $1,099, compared to the original model’s price of $1,300, is selling exceptionally well.
Camcorder sharpshooters were no match for Sony’s SteadyShot model during a series of demonstrations that matched consumers against the device in a promotion that covered retailers in 55 cities and which involved hundreds of consumers.
The company’s CCD FX630 camcorder
Which was introduced last spring, automatically compensates for arm movements by the user. Sony got the bright idea of letting people see if they could hold a camcorder with less jiggling than the SteadyShot. Jay Sato, vice presdentof personal video for Sony Corp. of America, said that no one could.
“The objective of the nationwide promotion,” he said “was to create interest in camcorders in general and ourcamcorders in particular.
While our camcorder sales continue at their traditional double-digit increases, the industry’s growth is only single digit. By helping to stimulate interest in camcorders we hope that we can reinvigorate the business for the entire industry.
Mohawk Industries Inc will acquire Galaxy Carpet Mills Inc for $42.4 million in an agreement that is expected to conclude in early 1995. Mohawk produces woven and broadloom carpet and area rugs for commercial and residential markets. Galaxy produces and distributes broadloom carpet mainly for residential markets. Mohawk CEO David L. Kolb noted that the Galaxy acquisition improves the company’s position in the higher price points of the residential carpet market.
Mohawk industries Inc., reported that it has signed a definitive agreement with Galaxy Carpet Mills Inc. and its shareholders providing for Mohawk to acquire all of the issued and out-standing shares of capital stock of Galaxy. Under the agreement, Mohawk will pay million in cash for the firm. The transaction is expected to become final in early 1995.
Mohawk will finance the transaction
The purchase price is subject to adjustment based on certain differences between the Feb. 28,1994, stockholder’s, equity of Galaxy and the closing date stockholders, equity, noted David L. Kolb, Mohawk’s chairman and chief executive. Mohawk will finance the transaction through borrowings from its current lenders, Kolb said.
“We are pleased with the prospect of adding Galaxy to the Mohawk family of businesses” said Kolb. “This acquisition offers Mohawk the potential to increase share-holder value at what we believe is an attractive price. The Galaxy acquisition further strengthens our position in the mid- to upper-price points of the residential market and highlights basic cornerstones of our strategy, which include growth through internal marketing programs and acquisitions.” (more…)
Catalina Lighting experienced a record year in 1994 for profits and expansion. The company reported a 26% increase in sales for 1994 to $142.1 million from 1993 and 1994 earnings increased 46% to $5.5 million from $3.8 million in 1993. Catalina introduced its Meridian Lamps subsidiary and purchased a factory in Hong Kong from Go-Gro Industries in 1994. CEO Robert Hersh expects to continue the pace of strong earnings and expansion in 1995 as Catalina enters new markets in Europe, Latin America and Mexico.
It’s been a productive year for Catalina Lighting. With the purchase of Hong Kong factory Go-Gro Industries, the launch of decorative lamp subsidiary Meridian Lamps and the imminent move to list its common stock on die New York Stock Exchange, the company has had one of its most memorable years, according to chairman, president and chief executive Robert Hersh.
This has been a very exciting year
The Meridian division has rounded out the company’s offerings to make it a full-line lighting supplier, he said. “This company has three distinct product groups: hardwire, functional and now decorative lamps. We work off each other’s strengths and we have the ability to go to a major retailer and provide a full product range.” firm offers to sell, ship and bill retailers for the various products all together, if the retailer chooses, he said.
With all of these changes, Catalina posted record sales and earnings for its 1994 fiscal year.
Net sales rose 26 percent, to $142.1 million, from $112.8 million in the previous fiscal year. Net income from operations increased 46 percent to $5.5 million for 1994, topping the prior year earnings, excluding capital gains, of $3.8 million. Earnings per share were 74 cents in 1994, compared to 56 cents in 1993.