parallel play


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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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Authors Diane and Rebecca Barone are concerned that conversations about text tend to involve what they term as "parallel play" more than deep thinking.
Not so here; in fact, in describing three aspects of the music of the Revolutionary Ensemble (parallel play, the integral role of the bassist, and texture as a musical feature), Gluck provides a useful tool for the analysis of freely improvised music in general.
once looking up to see, happy in each other's parallel play.
on Monday through FOX International Channel's (FIC) 'parallel play' program.
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.
Suddenly, his perception of the effortless hanging and swinging of the gibbons transformed from "cool to watch" to "utterly amazing." This demonstrates the incredible power of mimicking animal behavior, referred to as parallel play. It is an opportunity to be that animal, just for a moment, and connect with its incredibly different everyday life.
In the meantime, Shechet had four solo shows in 2012: Parallel Play, combining handmade paper and ceramics at Dieu Donne, New York; Breaking the Mold, at Nature Morte, Berlin; .SUM at the Nerman Museum of Contemporary Art, Overland Park, Kansas; and That Time at the Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU), Richmond.
Elaine Savory traces Brathwaite's reinvention of the short story form through poetry and national language since the 1950s while Shirley Chew illuminates a parallel play between poetry and prose in the work of Olive Senior.
His solo exhibition of sculptural installations and paintings, entitled Parallel Play: A Travelling Collection of Art by P.
But that didn't mean we were talking to each other; we were more like toddlers who "parallel play."
The first step is referred to as "parallel play." Think of parallel lines.
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.
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