More attention is directed, recently, towards improving children’s development in various aspects. Although educators, parents and architects have been concerned with children’s environments, play environment has not gained the same attention, despite its importance.
A play environment provides an important means to stimulate a successful development of the child’s physical, emotional and intellectual abilities. To fulfil their development, children need various types of outdoor activities. Accordingly, outdoor spaces for children should include the suitable play equipment, which help children promote healthy development while participating in their activities.
The paper is concerned primarily with the play environment, which is related to daycare centres and preschool spaces intended to children from 3-6 years old. A case study of some of these spaces will be examined through the analysis of children’s play behaviour with relation to the existing playscape.