FREE PLAY By Nugent, Pam M.S. - May 11, 2013 a form of play that is not controlled or directed by a group leader, teacher or play therapist. Compare organized play. FREE PLAY: "Joe used free play with his children and did not tell them what to do." Related Psychology Terms DIRECTIVE PLAY THERAPY ORGANIZED PLAY SOCIAL ROLE SOLITARY PLAY LEADERSHIP EMERGENCE ASSOCIATIVE PLAY NONDIRECTIVE PLAY THERAPY RELATIONSHIP-MOTIVATED PSYCHOANALYTIC PLAY TECHNIQUE LEADERLESS GROUP Cite this page: Nugent, Pam M.S., "FREE PLAY," in PsychologyDictionary.org, May 11, 2013, https://psychologydictionary.org/free-play/ (accessed June 26, 2017).