You only need to watch a group of preschool children to see that boys typically only play with other boys and girls typically only play with other girls.
Of course, there are some children who don’t conform to these sex stereotypes, such as the girl who wants to play football with the boys and the boy who prefers to play skipping with the girls. Your daughter will come to no harm by playing with boys, and it’s in fact far better that she learns how to get on with peers of both genders.
Here’s why the gender split exists in play, even at a young age.
Text: Dr Richard C. Woolfson, Young Parents