Many different types of play benefit children, including playing on their own, playing with other children, and playing with their adult caretakers. When a child plays independently, he or she practices decision-making skills and discovers areas of interest. When children play together, without adults directly involved, they learn to work together, negotiate, and resolve conflicts and they learn self-advocacy skills. When parents observe their children in play or join with them in child-driven play, they get an opportunity to see the world from their child’s point of view. These adult-child interactions help build strong supportive relationships.