Table 2. Behavior Mapping Definitions- Play Behavior

 

 

Play Behavior

 

SF

Self-focused- not interacting with other children, not playing- i.e., daydreaming, reading

IP

Inside physical environment- goes into school building

O

Observing others- adopting role of onlooker; not interacting with other children

VI

Verbally interacting with others- talking with one or more children

CO

Constructing activity- building or making objects from loose materials

IE

Close interaction with natural environment- located in and using nature- i.e., insect hunt, make daisy chains

EE

Exploring environment- moving in, through and engaging with natural environment- i.e., climbing trees

IA

Imaginative activity- engaging in role play/drama, pretend, make believe, fantasy

FE

Playing with free equipment- using bats, balls but not in a game- i.e., bouncing ball against wall

FS

Playing on fixed structure- using designed and constructed fixed playgrounds

TG

Participating structured team game- games with negotiated rules and roles- i.e., football, basketball

OP

Observing participant- waiting to have a turn during a team game

ML

Moving between locations- not engaged in a structured play activity, but with defined movement- i.e., running, walking

CA

Changing activity- no play activity is yet evident

O

Other- include short description