When does friendship begin to matter for toddlers and preschoolers? Learn when and how little ones make friends and how you can support these budding relationships. Here you'll find everything you need to know about parallel play, planning play dates, and managing arguments.

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The Perfect Playdate

At around 2 years old, your toddler will begin to interact more with other children and join playgroups. Here are suggestions for chaperoning such gatherings and handling unruly participants.