I have a 3-year-old son. From his birth, I tried to keep mobile away and restrict him to very limited TV. I play with him whenever I find the time. We play block games, making zoo with animals, plantation, shoe polish, cleaning and DIY activities. I involved him with each and every activity to engage with real things.
He loves animals. He knows around more than 60-70 animals and he knows how these animals sound. Animals include wild animals, pet animals, sea creatures, reptiles and birds. He always wants to hear stories about animals. He always wants to visit the zoo and he loves it. He owns around more than 80 animal toys. If we give him options to buy toys, he always prefers to buy animals only.
In the park, all children have some fancy story, cartoon story or movie story. My son wants to have some stories which have animals only. He tries to mix up but no one pays attention to his stories like I do. I am always try to mix him up with same-age boys/girls to be friends. But, he gets bored with them. I saw his face and understand. In the park, he is usually digging under soil, collects stones and insects, is playing with a street dog. Made a home with stones and keeps insects inside that home. I bought a bicycle for him. But, after 2-3 days, he rode the bicycle to park and then started the same thing.
He is good in education also. He has good drawing skills. His teacher always appreciates him and told me one day that your son is the only student in his class who doesn't need any assistance. But, he doesn't have friends in his school, too.
I want him to play with other children. I don't know whether I am doing right or wrong. You even find my question is confusing. What I understand, my son is living in some fairytale world. I am questioning myself whether I am overdoing my parenting. I don't know the answer.
How can I make him play with other children?