Landscape as Playscape : The Effects of Natural Environments on Children ’ s Play and Motor Development

@inproceedings{Fjrtoft2004LandscapeAP,
  title={Landscape as Playscape : The Effects of Natural Environments on Children ’ s Play and Motor Development},
  author={Ingunn Fj{\o}rtoft},
  year={2004}
}
This study investigated the impacts of playing in a natural environment on motor development in children. Methods from landscape ecology were applied for landscape analysis and entered into a Geographic Information System (GIS). Localization of play habitats was done by use of Global Positioning Systems (GPS). A quasi-experimental study was conducted on five-, six-, and seven-year old children with an experimental group playing in a natural environment and a control group playing in a more… CONTINUE READING

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