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Table 1 Definition of grid areas for each equipment/play area in the LTP room

From: Behavioral mapping of children’s physical activities and social behaviors in an indoor preschool facility: methodological challenges in revealing the influence of space in play

Equipment/play areaAssociated area
Ball experimentThe ball experiment and all areas with play directly related to the ball experiment
Ball liftThe ball lift and all adjoining areas with play directly related to the ball lift
Grocery store shelfLocation of the grocery store shelf or where play activity was related to the grocery store shelf directly
Grocery tillLocation of the grocery till or play activity observed was related to the grocery till directly
HorsesThe area where play horses are located or where play activity was related to the horses
Magnet boardThe area where the magnet board is located or where the play activity was related to the magnet board
Puppet boxLocation of puppet box or area where the play activity observed was related to the puppet box
Scattered blocksAn open area with a focused activity using blocks located between the grocery till, grocery store shelf, and the wood tree house
Scattered blocks IIAn open area with a focused activity using blocks located between the wood tree house and the horses
Skipping podsAn open area with skipping pods arranged inclusive of areas where the play activity was skipping pod related
Wind tube experimentThe wind tube experiment and all areas of play directly related to the wind tube experiment
Wood tree houseLocation of the wood tree house, steps/slides leading in, or area where the play is wood tree house-related directly.
XylophoneThe area where xylophone is located or where the play activity was related to the xylophone directly