Around the age of four or five, children enter a developmental stage of play known as ‘cooperative play.’ It is at this stage that children are able to, and want to interact with one another for the purpose of play. Prior to this stage children would have played alone, or alongside (but not interacting with) their peers. The opportunity to play cooperatively in different areas of a child’s life, such as at school and at home is so important to their well-being and development.
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