ERIC Number: ED129830
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1972
Reference Count: N/A
Play Environment for Children: Play Space, Improvised Equipment, and Facilities. Designed for Children Series.
Aitken, Margaret H.
This resource book provides recommendations for constructing facilities for elementary school physical education programs and suggests equipment requirements for teaching child-centered physical education. It was written to increase the awareness of the need for improved play and movement experiences for children. Principals, elementary physical education specialists, physical education and preschool supervisors, planners, parents, and classroom teachers may gain new ideas about the kind of facilities and equipment that foster creative activity programs for children. The first chapter introduces the reader to the physical education program for the elementary school age child, and on the basis of the program needs, general suggestions for indoor and outdoor play areas and ancillary physical education equipment and facilities are recommended. Suggestions for the construction of handmade and improvised equipment are included, and commercial sources from which the school district can purchase supplies or obtain information about facilities and equipment are listed. Plans for play areas and descriptions of the types of facilities recommended for preschool, primary, and intermediate levels are offered, as well as recommendations for locations for these spaces in relation to each other and other school structures. A selected bibliography for equipment and facilities for preschool and elementary school physical education programs is included. (MM)
Descriptors: Athletic Equipment, Athletic Fields, Elementary Education, Games, Movement Education, Physical Education, Physical Education Facilities, Play, Playground Activities, Playgrounds, Preschool Children, Recreational Facilities, Student Centered Curriculum
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Publication Type: Guides - General
Education Level: N/A
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