Play is the way that young children learn. There are 3 kinds of play that children need: playing with parents, independent play, and playing with other children. Play teaches children how to get along with others. Children learn from other children so we need to give them plenty of chances to play and interact among themselves. Children start playing beside each other around the age of 2 years. Usually children under 3 years of age aren’t able to understand the concept of sharing. They actually start playing together between the ages of 4 and 6 years.
Parents need to help young children understand social behavior and how to form good relationships.
If your child has problems learning to play with other children, here are some ideas that might help.
By teaching your child to play with other children, you help them learn to express their own feelings, empathize with others' feelings, and be cooperative, generous, and kind.