The different types of play

By: Jessica Holt

Solitary play

The child plays by himself and is not intrested in playing with the other kids at all. Most common in children 2 and 3 years old. An activity could be playing with cars.

Parallel play

It's where a child plays beside each other but not together. You see toddlers doing this type of play more. For example, a child sits by another playing with blocks while he plays with cars.

Cooperative play

Cooperative play is when a child is interested both in the people playing and in the activity they are doing. It is most common in 2 to 3 year olds. A example would be two children playing together doing the same activity.

Assoicative play

Where a child does the same activity but not with another child. Happens with children most likely the ages 2 or 3. For example, two kids doing the same activity but not playing together.