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What can adults who care for several infants do to promote peer interactions

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curiousmom0210

Asked by curiousmom0210 at 8:59 PM on Oct. 23, 2010 in Preschoolers (3-4)

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  • There is no real peer interaction until closer to 18 months-2. Even parallel play doesn't start until 3 months or so. How old are we talking?
    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 9:03 PM on Oct. 23, 2010

  • Why did you put an infant question under preschoolers? Just wondering.
    tootoobusy

    Answer by tootoobusy at 9:05 PM on Oct. 23, 2010

  • They will naturally do what their abilities permit.
    If they are on the rug with toys and are being held, sung to, etc., they will reach for each other, maybe crawl around... depends on how old they are.

    Iit is what you want or because it's what their parents want?
    doulala

    Answer by doulala at 9:09 PM on Oct. 23, 2010

  • How old are the children? You have this under preschoolers but are referring to them as infants so it's confusing.
    lovinangels

    Answer by lovinangels at 9:11 PM on Oct. 23, 2010

  • Infants really don't have "peer relations". But as children are ready to begin to interact with one another, they will do so of their own accord. The best thing adults can do is to simply step back and let it happen.
    aliceinalgonac

    Answer by aliceinalgonac at 7:55 PM on Oct. 24, 2010

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