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build and assess play spaces using research-based, educationally grounded designs

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Play is part of childhood. Play is also part of development. There is a need for careful analysis and construction of play spaces which facilitate developmentally and educationally appropriate practices. Through the employment of the play space matrix which is introduced in this article, educators can assess theoretical goals associated with play and learning spaces and determine if these are being accomplished.

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This page is a summary of: Play space assessment: a pilot case study using the theoretical integration and application matrix, Early Child Development and Care, October 2018, Taylor & Francis,
DOI: 10.1080/03004430.2018.1529032.
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