As I have mentioned before my 3.5 year old will not go in the Playplace if there are boys present. She only has 1 girl in her preschool class, "grace", who tends to be hyper (my daughter is not). I had my suspicions and talked with the teacher about her interactions with her classmates, and they are pretty much non-existant. She does not interact with the boys at all, and if "grace" comes up to play, my daughter picks up what she is playing with and moves after just a few minutes. When I ask her how school went she will tell me she played with "grace", or did a project with "grace" or if "grace" was not there she played by herself. I am confused by how she percieves her interactions with "grace"..and the fact that she has such solid gender roles at only 3.5 years old (she will not play with boy toys "because they are for boys", and I can't like something because "that's for boys"). She plays with her cousins and brother just fine. I am thinking perhaps it is the setting? The teacher said not to worry she just needs some times to warm up (5 months??) On monday she will start going to a homeschooling playgroup with more girls to help her socialize a bit more and I hope this helps...I just don't understand her strict gender seperation...has anyone else run into this?