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Playing with other Children

Playing with other Children

When will my child learn to play with other children? This is a common worry of most parents. Have patience, as a child grows, she will surely learn to play with other children.

Encouraging children to play with other children is very important for the development of their social skills. Playing with other children will help them to learn many skills. They will learn to share at the same time their speaking skills will also improve. Here are some of the common concerns of parents related to playing with other children. 

When will my child learn to play with other children?

Initially, your child is only exposed to members of the family and extended family. You should encourage your child to interact with new people as soon as possible. By the time they are 18 months old, children can usually tolerate each other's presence, although they may not play together.

How do I teach my child to share?

When they begin to play with other children, it is not unusual for them to hit each other and grab each other's toys. You will have to explain the concept of sharing to your child. Teach your child to be generous. At this age, your opinion is still important to them. Reward acts of generosity with approval. She will soon extend her generosity to people outside the family.

What are causes of anti-social behaviour in children?

Children who have older siblings and are growing in joint families may find easier to develop friendship with other children. However, lonely children may find difficult to interact and mix with other children. Such lonely children become anti-social or may become shy. Therefore, if your child does not have siblings or is growing in a nuclear family, you need to follow right measures in order to prevent anti-social behaviour in her.

How do I encourage my child to play with other children?

If your child has cousins, you can invite them over to play with her. Allowing children of neighbours to play with your child can also help. Join mom and baby classes where your baby will get surrounded with other moms and babies which will help to boost her social skills. Talk with your baby as much as you can. If your child is little older, you can enrol her in hobby classes so that she gets a chance to meet and interact with other children.

What is the important of outdoor play for children?

Outdoor play is very important for the overall growth and development of children. Outdoor games are important for boosting the physical fitness and stimulate brain development of children. Playing in fresh air can aid a lot in boosting the overall development of children. Therefore, it is a must to encourage children to play outdoor games with other children.

What are the benefits of playing for children?

Let us take a look at the benefits of playing for children.
  • Playing can aid in brain development.

  • Children can learn a lot of things through play.

  • Educational games can help children learn alphabets, numbers etc.

  • Educational games also help to improve general knowledge of children.

  • Playing with building blocks, play dough etc. can help to boost creativity in them.

  • It helps in boosting the dexterity and motor skills of children.

  • Playing with other children also helps in the improvement of social skills and emotional strength.

  • It also improves speaking and listening skills of children.

  • Playing also helps to boost confidence and imagination skills in children.
Playing is very important part of growth and development of children. Therefore, parents must not overlook its need for children. Not only should parents encourage children to play with other children but also they should engage in playing with children. Through play children learn a lot of skills which can be utilised by them throughout their lifetime.

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anonymous.5 years ago
Rishita.10 years ago
yes its very true. even my son is very moody. we have to keep trying different tricks to please him.
Cyn.10 years ago
i have an almost 5-yr old boy who does not want to mind me at all; this has been a challenge ever since he was born. whenever i discipline him, he seems to think it is ok to hit and scream at me. we are seeking some outside help finally, because all children, when growing up and learning right from wrong, get upset. but our son should have outgrown this by now. please say a prayer for us.
Rashmi.10 years ago
my daughter is two and she is very naughty despite understanding good or bad!but fortunately she comes around and says sorry after i punish's very true that children nowadays do need smaking here and there
leigh.10 years ago
my child is nearly 5 and she is agressive,impatient and screams,kicks and shouts im at the end of my teather what should i do?
hh.10 years ago
my son is also naughty so when hes bad i grab him by the ear bring him to a chair and spank and its very hardit leaves big hand prints him then his father whippes him. if he says bad words he gets all of that with a bar of soap in his mouth then i put him in his room then he has to write a letter to me and who ever he did the naughty thing to and it says why he did it
what he did
and what the consenquence is
sue.10 years ago
i have twin boys that are very naughty but sometimes i spank them, and other times i just laugh because it's so cute watching them grow and become somewhat independent. i let them explore and really just let them have fun. spanking is good sometimes but joining in what they are doing will help you understand why they do the things they do. everything is so new to them, let play with the pots. they grow up really fast, we'll have time to punish them when they understand what they are doing wrong. at 18 months, my boys are just exploring.
henryetta.10 years ago
i think you are all sick, children dont deserve to be beaten
Sara.10 years ago
i have a 6 year old niece that has been through a lot of trauma, and she seems to take it all out on my family and her single mother. she doesn't listen very well, take baths, brush her teeth, or brush her hair. i really don't know what to do. please email me if you have an answer as:
Ashley.10 years ago
child smaking is bad and people should use positive disipline with there voices
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