Monday 19 January 2009

1. The first in a series of 5 minute podcasts focusing on qualitative research and the early years learning environment: assessing quality

The reading area

The effect of the draped curtains, cushions, chairs, shelves, range of table lamps and cuddly toys all helped to make this reading area a livable and amiable space. The cuddly toys in particular helped define the space as a hybrid environment serving multiple purposes: this is not just an area for reading but a comfortable and secluded space.