ERIC Number: ED021630
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1965
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Child's Play, a Creative Approach to Playspaces for Today's Children.
Aaron, David; Winawer, Bonnie P.
This book discusses the problem of providing appropriate playspaces for children today. It is intended to give currency to a practical framework for solutions to this problem. Chapter One discusses the problem, pointing out our society's need for created playspaces. Chapter Two considers the use children make of play and outlines what they want and need in play areas. Chapter Three criticizes traditional playgrounds, arguing that they are both unsuitable and dangerous. Chapter Four takes up the problem of finding space for play areas. Smaller areas equipped with multipurpose "play sculptures" are recommended as a solution. Chapter Five discusses the problems of playspace in suburbia. Chapter Six considers the design of playspace for handicapped children and uses as an example a camp designed for cerebral palsied children. Chapter Seven concludes the book with an assessment of the prospects for solving the problem of playspaces. The book is heavily illustrated with photographs of children at play. (DR)
Descriptors: Accident Prevention, Architecture, Books, Childhood Needs, Design Requirements, Facility Improvement, Handicapped Children, Playground Activities, Playgrounds, Program Proposals, Public Facilities, Suburban Problems, Urban Problems
Harper & Row, Publishers, 49 E. 33rd St., New York, N.Y. 10016 ($4.95)
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