Play time becomes an important aspect of your child’s development around this time. With increased attention span your child can now play for longer time with his peers.
What you need to know:
At this point, your kid becomes more social and enjoys playing with friends than on his own. Pretend play along with other forms of play become a part of his playtime. Sometimes playtime can be stormy. Your kid may want to win all the time and hates to lose. He may get angry and suggest that the rules are not correct and may even form his own rules. If his friends or you try to correct him, he may shout and fight. But most of the time all these fights get resolved on their own without any adult intervention.
If your child is finding it difficult to control his emotions then help him calm down. Help him understand that playing a game is about having fun and winning or losing comes second. Make him understand that in any game one person wins and the other one loses. Praise him when he takes turns, shares and plays fairly.