My 2 year old daughter will not play alone and I don’t know if I should even expect her to! Before COVID, she was with a nanny all day during the week and they went out to the playground, music class, kids museum etc. I’m sure while at home, our nanny didn’t really make DD play alone. And on weekends, DH and I didn’t really either, since we wanted to play with her since we didn’t see her that much.

But now that we are home all the time, I wish she would play alone for a bit, but she won’t! What’s reasonable to expect? She will play with her toy kitchen or in the sandbox but wants me to play too. She is not a clingy kid at all so I’m kind of surprised. Do I just need to wait until she’s a bit older or do I ignore her and hope she doesn’t whine/freak out?