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How much should a 3 year old play alone?

My son turned 3 in Feb.

Recently he's started to want to play alone a lot. I'm sure it's normal, but it makes me sad! LOL

I can hear him back in his room roll playing with his GI-joes and he just seems so happy. If I go in to play with him he's also happy. So, what's the norm?

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Asked by momswalk at 1:08 PM on May. 26, 2009 in Preschoolers (3-4)

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  • I know my 2 1/2 year old plays by herself most of the time. I just lte her do her thing. it is good fo rthem to entertain themself

    Answer by IMAMOM2-2KIDS at 1:11 PM on May. 26, 2009

  • my 4 yr old plays by her self . Her favorite thing to play with is the play kitchen ans her dolls

    Answer by Christy78 at 1:14 PM on May. 26, 2009

  • 2 out of my 3 kids did the same thing at that age, I think it's normal.

    Answer by Anonymous at 1:16 PM on May. 26, 2009

  • my 3 year oild has always liked to play by himself more than playing with me or other kids...

    that is probally why his speach isnt the greatrest.. but im ok with that

    Answer by 2cuteboysrmine at 1:42 PM on May. 26, 2009

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