My DS, alomost 5 started reception in September. He seems happy enough but only ever talks about girls. He only seems to like playing with them to. Its great that he can talk to people but is this normal?
At home he is quite boysterious and plays with typical boys toys etc but find it odd that he only seems to be able to make friends with girls.
i have been a nanny for 10 years andin my experience boys tend to play with girls when they are small and then from the age of about six they think girls are silly and start playing with boys and vice versa. i have found that in new situations such as starting school and nursery boys do get on better with girls as maybe they are more welcoming and friendly. i once looked after twins who would only talk about girls they played with at school then overnight it changed. i hope this makes sense and helps.
My dd is 6, in Yr1 and probably 4 out of her best friends, including her very best friend, are boys. I am more than happy - I think boys are much nicer than girls at this age, so much more straightforward! Anyway, don't worry about it, he's made friends, that's great!
My nephew is 8 and his best friend is Lilly. But he also has boy friends too now...from about 4 he was playing only with girls...now he has stopped playing with them all bar Lilly (we think they'll marry one day ) he loves footy and is normal and popular.