solitary 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. Compare cooperative play. See also associative play, parallel play.
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Overhead was a gray expanse of cloud, slightly stirred, however, by a breeze; so that a gleam of flickering sunshine might now and then be seen at its solitary play along the path.
Elisabetta Palagi and Giada Cordoni from the University of Pisa, Italy, found that chimpanzee solitary play peaks in infancy, while the time spent in social play was relatively constant between infants and juveniles.
Most mobile games are designed for solitary play, and even when they have a multi-player mode it still means there's one person sitting alone on each end.
Design and layout of the garden allows solitary play or within a small group requiring little adult intervention.
Solitary play encourages creativity, reflection, and problem-solving and alleviates boredom; group play promotes social roles and helps kids develop cooperation skills and verbal and body language.
The play behaviors of children who are visually impaired have been found to be predominantly exploratory, with more time spent in solitary play (or interacting with adults) than those of sighted children (Skellenger & Hill, 1994; Troster & Brambring, 1993, 1994).
The purpose of this study was to identify potential collateral changes in solitary play following the acquisition of cooperative play in three children with autism.
However, time pressured lifestyles and sophisticated electronic toys designed for solitary play are robbing youngsters of their own legacy of happy childhood memories.
Parten's social play categories involve Solitary play, Parallel play, Associative play, and Cooperative play.
Solitary play versus social play and delay of gratification were not significantly related (p = .
Encourage your children to use playgrounds and play with other children - solitary play tends to be less active.
Children's Lifesaving Foundation and Arts in Education Aid Council is collecting unwrapped children's arts and crafts kits suitable for solitary play.