A Play Date is an important way for your child to learn how
to interact with others. Here are some things to think about when scheduling a
Choose another child who is easy going and won’t
mind if your child picks all the activities first.
Schedule at a time that is good for both
children. Start with about 30 minutes of play time and increase as the children
can tolerate more time together.
Choose 3-4 activities your child enjoys and have
all parts and pieces organized to help make the play date run smoothly.
Eventually you can have the friend choose one activity once you have observed
that your child is comfortable and both children can play alongside one
You will need to be present to help guide the
play. Sit on the floor and play along.
Make sure there are plenty if supplies, parts,
and pieces so you don’t have to expect sharing.
You can help them hand/ receive materials back and forth.