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playing

 [pla´ing]
engaging in enjoyable, recreational activity.
acting or behaving in a specified way.
role playing a technique used in family therapy and group therapy, particularly psychodrama, in which members of the group act out the behavior of others in specific roles in order to recognize the roles and to clarify role responses and choices.
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Regarding social pretend play based on peer play groups' gender, the analysis revealed that in same-gender peer play groups (M = 0.44, SD = 0.31 and M = 0.23, SD = 0.16 for boys and girls, respectively), playing was more active than in opposite- and mixed-gender peer play groups; this difference was also significant, F(1.26, 170) = 56.51, p < .01.
We started playing together and people seemed to like it, so we went on tour.
Restorative volleyball uses the same scoring system as traditional volleyball, but the number of participants can vary--the game can accommodate as many as 14 people playing on one team at a time.
A natural athlete who also loves playing basketball, field hockey, and ballroom dancing, Baldwin took to golf immediately: "I thought if I played, the children and I could play together."
When playing off-man coverage, the corner's alignment should be 7x1, which means seven yards from the receiver and approximately 1 yard from his inside shoulder.
I just looked around and said, "Okay, anybody got any riffs?" Bernie started playing something, and we started playing it, and we developed it into a song and I would sing some vocal melodies to try and give it some structure.
During the first four play sessions, Regina's play themes predominantly entailed nurturing themes, such as feeding the baby doll, and dependency themes, such as repeatedly asking "How do you do this?" Beginning at session 6, Regina began displaying mastery themes, such as adding restaurant prices on her own and stating "let me do it," and positive power themes, such as playing an encouraging teacher.
As Shepard is well aware, the oppositions this play sets up insistently collapse into one other: he brushes aside evidence he himself collects that Faustus's playing is just as meretricious--and just as meaningless--as the actions of those he opposes.
"It may not seem like it," he said, "but if you've found it hard to cope with math, for example, and you start playing bridge or spades, which require figuring out point strategies and how to get the points you need to Win, then some of your math skills may come back in a new way."
* Practice Play--play that children do repeatedly, solely for pleasure, such as playing in sand and pouring it through their fingers
Representative questions include whether a child prefers playing with tools versus playing with dolls, taking care of babies versus climbing, and avoiding dirt versus taking risks.
But you decided not to keep him from playing his favorite sport.