Parallel play is about playing side by side. Two-year-olds are great at this. Picture toddlers playing near each other in the sandbox or two kids playing with trains at the same time but not building the track together. Kids in this stage are absorbed in their own game and concerned about safety. Will I be safe? Will the other kid interfere with what I’m doing? It takes trust to play next to another child. A child in parallel play is aware of the other child and may imitate what she is doing. This is considered the first stage of group play.
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