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For an early childhood school and classroom space, furniture selection involves thinking about the uses of space and planning for both more permanent as well as flexible places. For example, wet, dry, active, quiet, public, and private classroom zones may help define a space based on conceptual ideas such as a high drama, puppets, and large books; building materials; and climbing lofts and other more open floor spaces, where sparsely arranged furnishings made from hardwood and low shelves may be more appropriate. Entrance and exit zones where personal effects are stored, studio spaces, eating, woodworking, exploratorium, and take-apart spaces may necessitate more lasting storage shelves, tabletops, counters, and cupboards above sinks, acrylic tactile tubs, and so on. Such larger allocated zones may help to ...

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