SOLITARY PLAY By Nugent, Pam M.S. - April 13, 2013 the play a child does by himself who is unaware of other children playing close by. Compare associative play; cooperative play; parallel play. Also read the social play. SOLITARY PLAY: "Joe used solitary play even when surrounded by other children." Related Psychology Terms ASSOCIATIVE PLAY PSYCHOANALYTIC PLAY TECHNIQUE SOCIAL PLAY FREE PLAY PLAY THERAPY DIRECTIVE PLAY THERAPY SOCIODRAMATIC PLAY DOLL PLAY ROUGH-AND-TUMBLE PLAY (R K T PLAY) BACKWARD ASSOCIATION Cite this page: Nugent, Pam M.S., "SOLITARY PLAY," in PsychologyDictionary.org, April 13, 2013, https://psychologydictionary.org/solitary-play/ (accessed June 25, 2017).