My husband, daughter, and I moved here to Petersburg, VA in October of last year. We had our son this past March. We have a 4 year old little girl who is very bright. We don't know anyone here. We left our friends back in Georgia and it's been hard to adjust to new people. My husband suggests that I make friends who have children so that my daughter may have a playmate. I am currently homeschooling her until we decide what educational path is right for her as far as meeting her advanced needs. She has no one to play with and her brother is only 3 months old. It's also probably good that I have someone to hang out with besides my husband all of the time. I'm not good with making friends, but I would like for my daughter to have someone to play with. I hate seeing her face when she sees kids on tv playing together. We play with her, but we're a long ways from being 4. My husband works early mornings and I am a stay at home mom. Any advice?
Google moms groups in your area. Meetup.com is a great resource to find playgroups and moms groups in your area and other groups with similar interests. We moved to California when my daughter was 2 months old and I didn't know anyone. I joined a moms group and have made a ton of friends for myself and my daughter. Good luck :)
I would try hitting up a playground, let your kid play and just hang out - I've gone only a few times and around here mom's are all about gabbin to the new mom (me) and get to know each other (it's why I don't go.... I'd rather not, usually.)
Try going to a local kid place - around here we have zoos that have a kid play area (you can let the kids all go in and play) or a Chuck E Cheese, or my FAVORITE - Science Central - where kids can play with all kinds of hands on science.
Maybe check out some museums for kid activities or attractions that are going on, or get her in a gymnastics type class or activity - just getting to be socialized with others her age, making friends, and you can make friends with them too, or attend playdates.