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Unoccupied (play) - when the child is not playing, just observing. A child may be standing in one spot or performing random movements, Solitary (independent) play - when the child is alone and maintains this status by being focused on its activity. Such a child is uninterested in or is unaware of what others are doing. More common in younger children (age 2–3) as, Onlooker play (behavior) - when the child watches others at play but does not engage in it. The child may engage in forms of social interaction, such as conversation about the play, without actually joining in the activity.[, Parallel play (adjacent play, social coaction) - when the child plays separately from others but close to them and mimicking their actions. This type of play is seen as a transitory stage from a socially immature solitary and onlooker type of , Associative play - when the child is interested in the people playing but not in the activity they are doing, or when there is no organized activity at all. There is a substantial amount of interaction involved, but the, Cooperative play - when a child is interested both in the people playing and in the activity they are doing. In cooperative play, the activity is organized, and participants have assigned roles. There is also increased ,
Mildred Parten`s Seven Stages of Play :)
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