Some 5 year olds want to spend a lot of time with other children. Others would rather spend their time alone, putting things together or looking at books. This is part of a child’s temperament (learn more here). Your child still needs time with other children, with you and on her own.
Usually, children at this age are naturally curious and eager to learn. They like to be helpful. Young children enjoy group games and activities, and usually like games with rules, although they may want to change the rules as they go. Their pretend play is more creative as they try different roles and figure out what they would do, say or feel in different situations.