Types Of Play

solitary play

a form of play among a group of children within the same room or area in which each child engages in an independent activity using toys that are different from the toys of the others, concentrating solely on the particular activity, and showing no interest in joining in or interfering with the play of others.

Parallel Play

a form of play among a group of children, primarily toddlers, in which each engages in an independent activity that is similar to but not influenced by or shared with the others.

age 2-3

Associative play

a form of play in which a group of children participate in similar or identical activities without formal organization, group direction, group interaction, or a definite goal. The children may borrow or lend toys or pieces of play equipment, and they may imitate others in the group, but each child acts independently, as on a playground or among a group riding tricycles or bicycles.

ages 2-3

cooperative play

any organized recreation among a group of children in which activities are planned for the purpose of achieving some goal. It usually occurs among older children.

ages 2-3

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