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1 Classic Study of Play Mildred Parten observed children at play and developed a highly structured classification of children’s play (1932). An example of a type of play is cooperative play. This form of play involves social interaction within a group that includes a sense of group identity and organized activity. Examples would comprise of formal games, competitions that are aimed at winning, and groups formed by a teacher for doing things together. Cooperative play is more commonly observed in middle childhood years which consist of children in their preschool years (ages 5-7.) By these ages children are capable of using a language that involves intricate planning and story lines and gestures to carry out their play without props. They tend to use novel fantasy characters and themes, where they can plan sequences for themselves and other players. The child is also capable of assigning multiple roles, for example a doll can be a mom, wife, chef. I chose to observe a child who is in middle childhood of the child development timeline.
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  • Spring '07
  • MARCHAND
  • Psychology, Jennifer Lopez

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