Right from birth, babies enjoy the company of others and learn by interacting with others. They try to attract attention in a variety of ways and begin to use their bodies and voices to make contact with those around them. In other words, creating relationships is a natural thing for toddlers.
Here are a few ideas to encourage this natural characteristic:
In short, the more chances you provide for your toddler to meet others and to engage in different activities alongside or with them, the more likely to make friends they will be.
You can't expect them to be socially adept or feel comfortable around others, or indeed know how to make friends if you don't get out and let them try!
I am a preschool and primary school teacher and mum to 3 children. I have been involved in education since 1997 and have trained in a variety of educational specialist areas. It is with this expertise that I write articles to help parents and educators provide quality learning experiences for the children in their care.