Age-by-Age Guide to Baby Friendships

Age 3

  • Children interact in more sophisticated ways, play together with toys or games, and learn to take turns.
  • Language development takes off and social skills become more refined, letting friendships reach a new level.
  • Friendship changes from "doing things together" to "being together."
  • Pretending and role-playing are a large part of 3-year-olds' play.

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