Claire Orange

When Do Kids Learn To Play Independently?

Parenting expert Claire answers a ParentTV member’s question: ” My oldest, 4 and 1/2 year old daughter (lamb) still is unable to play on her own. She constantly needs someone to play with her. When I ask her to do some independent play, she says she will be “lonely and doesn’t want to be on her own.” Do you have any tips or strategies for this and should I be concerned as I thought she would manage some independent play at this stage.”