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ERIC Number: ED117803
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1974
Pages: 223
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Build Your Own Playground! A Sourcebook of Play Sculptures, Designs, and Concepts from the Work of Jay Beckwith.
Hewes, Jeremy Joan
A discussion of the reasons for communities to work together in planning and building a playground opens this resource guide. Following are practical considerations involving dealing with bureaucracies, acquiring playground space, raising funds, locating materials, and beginning construction. In the nuts-and-bolts sections of the book the options are identified: the type of frames and their uses, ways to organize whole structures, how to use tools safely, and how to help people work efficiently. Ways are shown to provide for the three principal types of play: active, climbing, and quiet play. Sample forms for materials, contract considerations, basic needs, and material-ordering are included. The final chapter offers some specific examples to enhance children's environments in ways other than playgrounds, along with suggestions for providing play experiences for children with special needs. Drawings and photographs of existing playgrounds accompany the text. A bibliography is also included. (Author/MLF)
Houghton Mifflin Company, 2 Park Street, Boston, Massachusetts 02107 ($15.00 cloth, $7.95 paper)
Publication Type: Guides - General
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