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Development of Play: Categories of Play

Type of PlayAgeDescription
Symbolic Play 2-4yrs Engages in play through which they formulate, test, classify & refine ideas, feelings,& comb. actions. Form of play assoc. w/lang. develop. Child preference: managable obj in terms of symbolization,control,mastery. Mostly parallel play w/peers
Creative Play 4-7yrs Engages in sensory,motor, cognitive & social play in which relevant skills are refined. Explores combos of actions on mult. objs. Beginning of mastery skills that promote performance of school/work related acts. Participation in cooperative peer groups.
Games 7-12 yrs Participation in play w/rules,competition,social interaction/opportunities 4 develop. of skills. Begins 2 participate in coop. peer groups w/interest in competition. Friends importnt 4 validation of play items/performnce, parent validate when peers absent
Exploratory Play 0-2yrs Child engages in play through which they develop body scheme. SI/motor skills also developed as child explores properties/effects of actions on obj/people. Plays mostly w/parent & caregiver.
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