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Solution: Does a 1-Year-Old Need Friends?

by Playroom Supervisors | September 7th, 2012 | Parenting Predicament

Do one-year-olds need to be around other kids? Mine never wants to play with any. Is this too early to make friends?

Everyone,including one-year-olds, needs to be around peers, or other people in general(regardless of their age). Humans are social beings, so it’s never to early to start making friends. Even though children that age do not play with each other, they are learning basics of social interaction. So yes — a one-year-old needs to be around other kids.

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