to watch this happen. Here are some things you can expect during this time:
• 6-8 months. Seeing other babies is fun for infants. So is playing social games, such as “Pat-a-Cake.”
• 8-12 months. Babies recognize their own names. They like to practice saying “bye-bye.”
• 12-15 months. Conversations are possible because babies can say a few words. They also enjoy helping
• 15-18 months. Playing near other children, but not usually with them, is interesting.
• 18 months-2½ years. Children begin to play more with each other, but still have trouble sharing.
• 2½ years-3 years. Sharing toys becomes easier. Kids are better at understanding each other’s feelings.
• 3 years. Being apart from parents is less stressful. Interactive games, such as tag, are a new way to have fun.
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