I took Zoe to the park without Austyn to meet a friend. There was some time for her to play alone while we waited. She does well playing alone. Austyn isn't as interested in solitary time at all, but Zoe rather enjoys it. It think that time alone is important. Being the youngest in my family with a huge age gap it was much like being an only child and although there were times I craved company, I still gained so much from my time alone.