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At this stage, your child plays alongside their friends, rather than with them. (‘Parallel play’ vs ‘cooperative play’.) Toddlers aren’t very sociable, but that doesn’t mean they don’t like playing with other children – quite the opposite. They just regard their friends a bit like a fun toy. And they see their playmates’ food and toys as public property, theirs for the taking.
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