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ERIC Number: EJ931048
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2003
Pages: 3
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 4
ISSN: ISSN-0269-2465
Places to Play: Developing Science and Technology through Designing, Making and Playing
McFall, Dawn; Macro, Chris
Primary Science Review, n78 p10-12 May-Jun 2003
Most early years practitioners heed this advice--"Well planned play, both indoors and outdoors, is a key way in which young children learn with enjoyment and challenge (DFEE/QCA, 2000, P. 25)--and provide environments in which children can play. Sefton LEA wanted staff to provide opportunities for children to construct "places to play" and also to consider how, when the children were involved in planning, designing, building and using such "places," they might develop skills and understanding related to design technology and science. The authors find potential for science and learning in involving children in making and using play environments. (Contains 6 figures.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Elementary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: United Kingdom (England)