Poking, touching, and pushing are your child’s ways of showing interest in other children. She may be interested in a special friend her own age if that friend is with her a lot. You will notice your child will smile more and fight less with this friend than with a child who is a stranger.
From 2 to 3 years of age, your child will become more social and will enjoy playing with other children. Groups of children play best when they have the same toys or materials. They will fight less if there are two blue trucks the same size or two dolls instead of one doll and one truck.
Let your child play alone sometimes, but also make time to play with her. You’ll learn about her, she’ll learn about you, and you will be helping her to grow.