“Does anyone have any suggestions for activities we can do or strategies that we can use to teach our 3 year old how to interact appropriately in a group situation? For almost a year now our middle child has been biting other children at childcare. He’s bitten his older brother a few times at home and gets given time out in his room. We thought it was tiredness, so we started putting him to bed earlier (he doesn’t have a day sleep). Two months ago we enrolled him in a 3 year old preschool program with structured activities. He bit a child there, so we told them to send him home next time and he hasn’t repeated it since being sent home. We encourage him to say how he’s feeling rather than get physical and he seemed to be getting it. Then he bit two kids yesterday at childcare. I’ve asked them to send him home next time, but I’m not convinced it will work because for some time I have suspected he doesn’t like it there. When he isn’t being aggressive, he is refusing to join in group activities and won’t sit on the mat for songs or stories, preferring to roam the room. He loves music and knows all the songs, just won’t sit with the other children. It’s disruptive in a structured environment and he needs to get used to it for proper 4 year old Preschool next year. On play dates he often plays alone, but at home he plays with his brother. He will sit and do craft and puzzles, but it seems to be only things he really wants to do. Any ideas would be much appreciated. I’m seriously considering pulling him out of childcare altogether. He was fulltime last year but is only one day a week now.” How do you teach a 3 year old interaction in a group?