stages and types of play

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stages and types of play

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Solitary Play The first stage of play. Child is happy to play on their own, but like to know an adult is nearby.
Parallel Play Between two and three years. children start to play alongside, but not with each other. often the child knows someone else is there but don't pay attention to what they're doing.
Looking-on Play Starts between 3-4 years. The child begins to watch what others are doing and take interest in their play. they aren't ready to join them though.
Joining-in play By four years most children are ready to play cooperatively. This involves sharing the joy of simple activities, like brushing dolls hair. They will do their own thing but in a pair or small group.
cooperative play the most developed stage. Children are now ready to play together and cooperate to complete tasks and share rolls equally.
Physical Play Tasks such as riding a bike, playing with balls or using a pencil or scissors.
Manipulative Play Using fine motor skills to complete puzzles or Duplo towers.
Creative Play children express themselves in different ways. possibly using paint, pens, glue, scissors or empty boxes.
Role Play Dressing up as different people, taking charge of the person they have chosen. for example, doctors, schools, mums and dads.
Small World Play play in which children act out what they know about life. This may involve playing with cars, train sets, farm or zoo sets.
Discovery/Exploratory Play Using the senses to find out more about the world a child lives in.
Household Play Using different objects around the house creatively, for example, plastic pots and wooden spoons for a drum kit.
Outdoor Play Playing games in the open air. Exploring the world outside
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