ERIC Number: ED073540
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1970
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Play & Play Grounds. A Report.
Stone, Jeannette Galambos
Using camera and tape recorder, a photographer and an early childhood specialist explored as a team the universe of children's outdoor play, seeking worthy and innovative ideas and stressing urban playground problems and solutions. The resulting photographs and text focus on (1) the characteristics of play, (2) the nature of playgrounds, and (3) play and communities. The team concluded that the concept of learning-through-play cannot be separated from the lifestyles of whole neighborhoods and that it is a mistake to treat playgrounds as separate entities, unrelated to anything else in the community. The report should prove useful to teachers, school administrators, and all those with an interest in playgrounds and their use. At the conclusion of the presentation, an index of those cities visited during the course of the study is provided. In addition, an index of the 47 photographs and a 23-item selected bibliography are included. (Author/MLF)
Descriptors: Community Involvement, Community Responsibility, Equipment, Experiential Learning, Manipulative Materials, Parks, Photographs, Play, Playgrounds, Preschool Children, Research Needs, Safety, Space Utilization, Supervision, Urban Culture, Urban Environment, Young Children
National Association for the Education of Young Children, 1834 Connecticut Avenue, N.W., Washington, D.C. 20009 ($6.50)
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Educational Facilities Labs., Inc., New York, NY.
Authoring Institution: National Association for the Education of Young Children, Washington, DC.