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Othman, S. et al. (2012) Affordances of Cul-de-sac in Urban Neighborhoods as Play Spaces for Middle Childhood Children (Journal Article)

Abstract:

This study investigates the affordances of cul-de-sac as play space in Malaysian urban neighbourhood for middle childhood children. Behavioral responses of 82 children experiencing two cul-de-sac in two different residential neighbourhoods were elicited using three methods: semi-structured interviews, observations and survey questionnaire. It is found that cul-de-sac with a monotonous, flat landscape with some vegetation offered less affordances to the children than the one that is a slightly slopping landform with a variety of vegetation. In addition, it is not the aesthetic design of the cul-de-sac but the caregiver's permission and the affordances of sociality that encourage the children to play.

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Date:
January 2012
Volume:
38
Page/s:
184-194
Synonyms:
  • Free play
  • Outdoor play
  • Physical play
  • Playground
  • Qualitative methodology
  • Social play
  • Construction play
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Pirpir, D. et al. (2009) Comparison of attitudes of parents having children in early childhood period related to play (Journal Article)

tahmores, A. (2011) Role of Play in Social Skills and Intelligence of Children (Journal Article)

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Author/s:
Date:
January 2011
Volume:
30
Page/s:
2272-2279
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Synonyms:
  • Peers play
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