Our second strategy in week one was to ask Greg which children he liked at nursery, we were surprised that he told us that he liked all the children who are the socially competent and confident. So when these children began to act out roles within the imaginative play area we encouraged Greg to join in. Before involving Greg I praised the children already playing.within the imaginative play area rather than praising him at this stage. This involvement was quite successful but at first I had to participate in some side by side strategy work with Greg I asked Greg just to watch me join these children at first, I then asked Greg if he wanted to join in with me and the children, he did so eagerly, after a while I stepped back, I told Greg that it was not important to ask if he could join in as I did not want him to be rejected by the others, the more confident children to include Greg in their play, which they did and you could see from Greg's face how much he enjoyed this. But after about 15 minutes Greg stopped being involved and he stood once again by himself and the other children continued to play on without him. So both myself and Greg continued this routine everyday and with a little gentle encouragement by the end of the week, Greg got up to 35 minutes of imaginative play with the others, without myself being present. He was interacting well with others and they were engaging him.