Types of Play

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Types of Play Unit 3 CE230-01 Professor Fontana Joetta Raymer November 25, 2013 Type of Play Description Typical Age Importance Creativity Exhibited Unoccupied Play The child is not playing. They may be in one place and seem like they are not playing but make random movements. Not engaged in play (Isbell & Raines, 2012). This type of play refers to newborns and infants mainly but can occur with older children. This type of play teaches a child how to begin to play. They random movements are practice for using motor skills and learning control of body parts and what they are used for. In newborns and infants creativity can be exhibited by the child simply…show more content…
Their actions are not coordinated. Cooperative Play This stage is where all types of play come together. Children begin to interact with each other using their social skills they have learned. Children learn to play with each other and the activity they are doing. They begin to work together. This type of play is found in older preschoolers or children who have been in a setting around other children or have older siblings. This type of play is important to bring children together and create social skills that will lead them into adulthood. Children learn to share and use teamwork to solve problems. Cooperative play brings together all of the social skills your child has been working on and puts them into action (Rock, n.d.). Creativity exhibited during cooperative play is children working together as a team to complete an activity such as puzzles, board games, “make believe” and sports. They work together to complete a goal. References Isbell, R. T., & Raines, S. C. (2013). Creativity and the Arts with Young Children (3rd ed.). Belmont, CA: Wadsworth Cengage Learning. Rock, A. (n.d.). Types of Play, Retrieved on November 25, 2013, from http://preschoolers.about.com/od/activitiesfun/a/Types-Of-Play.htm Dean, J. (2008). 6 Types of Play: How We Learn to Work Together, Retrieved on November 25, 2013, from
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