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Playing Alone Psychoptions 087 459 7652

Playing alone Psychoptions 087 459 7652

What if my child plays alone?

If other children are around and the child is mostly playing alone in Solitary Play keep an eye to see if you observe other types of play also there are 4 main stages of play that young children go through

Check to see if they play a game that is separate from the others while being near.  This is called Parallel Play and is one of the stages of play to look out for in young children characterised by the children feeling that each has their own toys and ideas.

Associative play is when a chils is involved with others in  talking borrowing and turn taking

Co-operative play comes later where they are very socially aware and developed in group settings they will be  speaking and listening and sharing ideas

                                                                                      sandbox-parallel-play

Social interaction is a big thing for young children and they are mostly social little creatures.  If your child plays on the edges of a room or keeps to the other spaces or doesn’t like being in the company of other children or has issues with noisy play or crowds we may need to have a look at this more closely.

There are many explanations that can include

Anxiety

Autism

Autistic Spectrum Disorder (ASD)

Nervous Disposition

Social Issues

Sensory Issues

Hearing Problems

Call us to discuss it in more detail we are happy to advise you  087 459 7652 or email: info@psychoptions.ie