I have two children, 33 months and 14 months old. They're both tall for their age, very physical types; climbing, running, etc. They both like to play with vehicles of all sorts, balls, ride on trikes.
That all sounds like a great recipe for kids getting along - except that the older one resists playing with his younger brother, because the younger one isn't able to play 'properly' yet, and just breaks the train tracks, throws toys, etc. - all things you expect a 14 month old to do, really, but not something a 33 month old can handle.
We still want them to play together, though, and are trying to think of ways to help them play together at this age such that they can both enjoy it. Sometimes reading books together works, although the younger one resists that some - he wants reading time to be him-only, as older brother will otherwise take over. Playing at the park ends up in parallel play, but at least it's nearby. Other than that, though, in terms of in-the-house stuff there doesn't seem to be much that works.
What strategies can we employ to help older brother cope with the difficulties playing with younger brother can pose? What kinds of activities might be more successful?