Learning how to make friends is one of the most important things your child will do. If your child learns early how to get on well with others he or she will get off to a better start at school. Its never too soon to start, especially if yours is an only child. Even babies and small children like other childrens company, although at first they play alongside each other rather than with each other. Ask your health visitor if theres a new parents group meeting in your area. Getting together with other parents can be good for you too.