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Table 5 Percentages of physical activity types around equipment or play areas (mean (SD))

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 or play areaPhysical activity type
ClimbCrawlHit/poundJump/skipLie downLift/carryPush/pullRun
Ball experiment0 (0)0 (0)0 (0)2.86 (6.39)0 (0)0.76 (1.86)16.67 (40.82)0.79 (1.94)
Ball lift0 (0)0 (0)0 (0)0 (0)0 (0)2.38 (5.83)0 (0)1.85 (4.54)
Grocery store shelf0 (0)0 (0)0 (0)0 (0)0 (0)2.57 (4.14)18.90 (12.93)0 (0)
Grocery till2.78 (6.80)0 (0)0 (0)0.92 (1.32)0 (0)1.38 (1.65)5.97 (4.27)3.72 (6.49)
Horses6.51 (11.70)0.51 (1.15)0 (0)0 (0)0.43 (1.05)0.43 (1.05)0 (0)3.03 (7.42)
Magnet board0 (0)1.72 (2.73)0 (0)2.50 (5.59)0 (0)0 (0)0 (0)0 (0)
Puppet box1.29 (2.01)2.50 (5.59)1.04 (2.08)0.71 (1.60)2.47 (3.83)1.28 (3.14)0.60 (1.46)3.27 (3.93)
Scattered blocks0.68 (1.35)1.23 (1.44)0.91 (1.27)1.81 (2.37)0.23 (0.46)14.68 (9.11)3.30 (5.04)4.25 (3.06)
Wind tube experiment0 (0)1.05 (1.06)0 (0)8.11 (7.86)0 (0)1.26 (2.06)0.99 (1.54)7.76 (6.66)
Wood tree house5.22 (5.80)1.75 (2.74)0 (0)3.79 (3.76)2.80 (4.54)0.72 (1.77)2.54 (2.79)1.56 (2.42)
Xylophone0 (0)0 (0)8.33 (16.67)25.00 (50)0 (0)0 (0)0 (0)6.67 (14.91)
Scattered blocks II0 (0)4.94 (0)1.23 (0)6.17 (0)1.23 (0)7.41 (0)2.47 (0)2.47 (0)
Skipping pods0 (0)0 (0)0 (0)22.52 (0)0 (0)1.80 (2.55)1.35 (1.91)9.58 (8.11)
Equipment or play areaPhysical activity type
Sit/squatStandWalkThrowRideRockRollStand
Ball experiment46.40 (28.33)7.72 (12.24)25.28 (18.79)0 (0)0 (0)0 (0)0 (0)0 (0)
Ball lift19.50 (19.81)51.92 (31.13)23.71 (11.66)0 (0)3.85 (0)0 (0)0 (0)0 (0)
Grocery store shelf0.98 (2.40)53.24 (13.24)24.31 (20.57)0 (0)0 (0)0 (0)0 (0)0 (0)
Grocery till8.77 (8.98)61.63 (17.88)14.99 (11.65)0 (0)0 (0)0 (0)0 (0)0 (0)
Horses33.69 (28.19)18.86 (20.48)15.70 (28.49)0 (0)5.13 (0)6.84 (11.84)0 (0)0 (0)
Magnet board10.51 (9.59)60.08 (34.82)19.65 (17.94)0 (0)0 (0)12.50 (21.65)0 (0)0 (0)
Puppet box34.60 (25.09)14.45 (13.73)22.00 (17.14)0 (0)0 (0)0 (0)0 (0)0 (0)
Scattered blocks20.05 (18.34)14.42 (9.67)38.03 (12.86)0.37 (0.52)0 (0)0 (0)0 (0)0.93 (0)
Wind tube experiment4.50 (7.35)46.29 (12.74)31.38 (5.66)0.40 (0.70)0 (0)0 (0)0 (0)0 (0)
Wood tree house27.01 (35.64)27.99 (19.68)27.54 (19.31)0 (0)0 (0)0 (0)0 (0)0 (0)
Xylophone0 (0)20 (27.39)26.67 (25.28)0 (0)0 (0)0 (0)0 (0)0 (0)
Scattered blocks II6.17 (0)8.64 (0)12.35 (0)0 (0)0 (0)46.91 (0)0 (0)0 (0)
Skipping pods33.02 (40.33)15.80 (0.59)26.73 (10.61)0.90 (0)0 (0)0 (0)0 (0)0 (0)