Playing alongside other children is all you can expect from your toddler. At 18 months, they are still too focused on themselves to make really good playmates. But they can always practise.
Building towers and putting teddies to bed isn't exciting any more - for you, that is. And now you feel guilty because you don't want to play. But don't fret: just change the perspective.
Which toys and games are best for your child? Of course you want your child to develop properly. But it's ok: you already have everything they need at home.
Painting is creative and just plain fun. Join your little artist at home and rediscover your forgotten talents!
For those days when you're stuck for ideas, here's a list of fun things to do indoors together.