@Anonymous Although the problem is similar, we need to see the situation differently because your nephew is now 5 years old. There must be some reason why he does not want to play with other children. Group play helps your child learn social skills – how to listen to others, how to get others to listen to him, how to follow rules, how to make up after a quarrel or argument, how to understand feelings of others. Your nephew should by now, be able to have these experiences. Therefore, do consult a counsellor for help. The sooner the child can begin social play, the better for his overall social and emotional development.