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Toddler Play - Age 24-36 Months


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Between 24 and 36 months, toddlers often transform into little social butterflies who love being with other children. Here's what else you can expect at this age.

Gradually, your toddler will develop the skills for playing with another child. This is a good time to introduce a new playmate. Make sure you stay nearby to help your toddler solve any problems that may come up as he hones his ability to play with others.

Your toddler will also show much more imagination at this age. Encourage imaginary play; join in and expand the play with questions. This is a good time to supply dress up clothes and props.

Get Moving

For more play suggestions, see Leap BC's guide Move with Me from Birth to Three.

Last Updated: August 8, 2013