"I Want to Play Alone"

Brodkin, Adele M.
November 2004
Scholastic Parent & Child;Nov/Dec2004, Vol. 12 Issue 3, p34
The article presents information on some children who take longer to warm up to group play. Some children take a long time to warm up to group play. Often, these children are imaginative youngsters and are quite content to amuse themselves. They may be completely at ease with one or two good friends, but overwhelmed by a large group's noise and activity levels. Children from small families and quiet homes may be particularly sensitive to the mayhem at big parties. That is why the old formula of inviting one more child than the age of the birthday boy or girl is still a good one. INSET: Pros and Cons of Solo Play.


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