ERIC Number: ED171023
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1979-Apr
Reference Count: 0
People, Things, and Places for Young Children. Selecting Toys for Handicapped Children [and] Playgrounds for Exceptional Children: Considering the Options.
Kemnitzer, Ronald B.; Williams, Ronald R.
The two papers focus on methods of selecting toys for handicapped children and options in playground equipment for this population. The qualities of a good toy, such as stimulation and safety, are examined. The author discusses various considerations in selecting toys for different handicaps; for example, toys for visually impaired children should employ bold graphics in non-glaring, high contrast colors. The use of other sources of play value, such as baths and textures of materials used in the home, is explored. The second paper reviews the considerations in choosing playground equipment, which include cost, space, users' abilities, availability, selection, and alternatives (if nothing suits). The author comments on nine types of playground equipment: swings, horizontal ladders, whirls, sand areas, climbers, balance beams, swinging bridges, slides, and tunnels; and presents a matrix to facilitate correct choice of equipment for individual needs. (PHR)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Papers presented at the Annual International Convention, The Council for Exceptional Children (57th, Dallas, Texas, April 22-27, 1979, Session T-56)