Parallel Play in Child Development: Definition & Examples


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Which is true of play for children?

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1. In which type of play would we see children playing with puzzles side by side without interacting?

2. Which is true of parallel play?

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About this Quiz & Worksheet

This quiz and worksheet combo will help you quickly assess your understanding of play and child development. You will be quizzed on the various characteristics of parallel play.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

Use this printable worksheet and quiz to see what you know about the following:

  • Advantage of play for children
  • Playing side by side without interaction
  • Progression through the stages of play
  • Ways parallel play helps children develop
  • Ways caregivers can foster learning during parallel play

Skills Practiced

This quiz and worksheet allow students to test the following skills:

  • Reading comprehension- ensure that you draw the most important information from the related child's play lesson
  • Interpreting information- verify that you can read information regarding the characteristics of parallel play in children interpret them correctly
  • Defining key concepts- ensure that you can accurately define main phrases, such as parallel play

Additional Learning

To learn more about children and play, review the accompanying lesson called Parallel Play in Child Development: Definition & Examples. This lesson covers the following objectives:

  • Review why it is vital for children's development to carry out play
  • Understand the different types of play such as solitary play, parallel play, associative play and cooperative play
  • Recall why parallel play is important and ways caregivers can encourage it