associative play

as·so·ci·a·tive play

(ă-sō'sē-ă-tiv plā)
Play in which each child participates in a separate activity, but with the cooperation and assistance of the others.
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Because of this, many of the close-up images of bed sheets fluctuate between abstraction and figuration, allowing their representational armature a freer, more associative play of form.
Conventional words or other signs have to be sought for laboriously only in a secondary stage, when the mentioned associative play is sufficiently established and can be reproduced at will."
While there clearly is a true "social" element to associative play, it should be noted that each child's actual activity remains essentially separate from the activities of the other children.
Einstein described his scientific thinking as not using words, but rather "associative play" of "more or less clear images" of a "visual and muscular type." Because of Einstein's abilities and his own description of his thinking, the professors paid special attention to his left and right posterior parietal regions, responsible for "visuospatial cognition, mathematical ideation, and imagery of movement."
While the anecdotal, collage-like structure of the book can be an effective way to mimic the associative play of memory, it can also become a device for moving forward without sufficient reflection.
Onlooking, parallel, and associative play of typical and atypical peers.
Such proactive facilitation of social interaction could further the development of a true "community of learners." This setting had some of the characteristics of such a community, with positive interactions and helping behaviors evident (i.e., in terms of adult assistance with activity involvement and associative play).
Children are described as engaging in onlooker play, solitary play, parallel play, and associative play. The article notes that different toys and play centers encourage different levels of social play and how children move in and out of these levels as they play.
The desperate selves of the associative play are sometimes projected in narrative and sometimes objectively there, but no sooner does one feel located than there are displacements of space and time.
associative play for Michael, as shown in Figure 2,
Subsequent Observations Analysis of the data collected in subsequent observations replicated the finding that parallel play was functionally related to the segregated setting, whereas associative play was related to the integrated setting, as shown in Figures 2 and 3.
As Cooke argues in her catalog essay (citing art historian Svetlana Alpers), "What the museum registers is visual distinction, not necessarily cultural significance."* Trockel brings together objects that encourage free associative play, unencumbered by the rigid ordering often imposed by the museum.