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Adobe PDF format Play and Technology for children aged 4-12 | © 2019

This study of the role of technology in play provides an exploration of the play activities of Irish children (4-8 and 8-12), identifying technologies used in daily play patterns and looking at the wider implications for physiological and behavioural development, education and lifestyle. The project presents children's perspectives on the meanings, interpretations and value placed on technology-based play as well as documenting the views of parents and teachers on the opportunities and dangers involved.

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