|(4)||Playing with Other Children
Many children having sibling(s) often play with their sibling(s), while only children usually play with their friend(s).
When children play with other children, the majority plays with their sibling(s) (37.0%). This percentage exceeds 50% if the children have elder sibling(s) ("elder sibling(s) only" or "both elder and younger siblings"). Most only children play with their friends (41.8%). In relation with the major nursing patterns, children tend not to play alone if they are cared by "nurses, etc. since two years old or younger," "parents, and then nurses, etc. since three years old," or "parents, and then kindergarten teachers since three years old" (Table 12).