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parallel play

Etymology: Gk, parallelos + AS, plegan, to 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. Compare cooperative play. See also associative play, solitary play.
Play which is typical of very young children, in which the child engages in independent play, without interacting with other children. The parallel play stage is normal until the child is toilet-trained, after which associative and interactive play develops

parallel play

Psychology Play typical of very young children, in which the child engages in independent play, without interacting with other children; the PP stage is normal until the child is toilet-trained, after which associative and interactive play develops

pa·ral·lel play

(par'ă-lel plā)
A developmental psychology concept in which toddlers (ages 2-3 years) play alongside each other, in similar activities, without obvious communication or interaction. Children younger than that tend to play by themselves (solitary play). Older children (preschool age) interact with each other more during group play.
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The entry tactics "wait and hover" as well as mimicking (Dodge & Schlundt, 1983), synchronous play (Ramsey & Lasquade, 1996), and parallel play (Beilinson & Olswang, 2003) have been used to code behaviors in which the child seeking entry stands back and watches or copies the play scenario.
This demonstrates the incredible power of mimicking animal behavior, referred to as parallel play.
Often, these disparate systems lose track of the child underneath the diagnosis, and engage in a sort of parallel play, buffeting the child back and forth like a rubber ball, with little effect on the child's ability to function in the world.
Parallel Play by Stephen Burt, Graywolf Press, 2006, $14.
Social play behaviors included Cooperative, Associative, Parallel Aware, and Parallel Play Behaviors whereas nonsocial play behaviors consisted of Solitary Play, Onlooker, Unoccupied, Transition, Aggression, and Other Nonsocial play behaviors.
The centers where most associative or cooperative play with peers occurred were water, computer, and house/dress-up; and the ones where the most parallel play occurred were art, creative expression, and woodworking.
Physicians often work in tandem much as children in parallel play.
It provides for parallel play," where several people can be entertained, yet they don't neccassarily have to interact with each other.
The nondisabled students in the individualistic condition engaged in parallel play, M = 7.
Tim Page, author of Parallel Play, will discuss his autobiographical account of "Growing up with Undiagnosed Asperger's" at the conference.
solitary play, parallel play, group play) with cognitive play categories (i.
for parallel play, 82% (range 72- 1 0) for associative

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