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ERIC Number: ED198082
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1980
Pages: 13
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Movement Activity Levels on Traditional and Contemporary Playground Structures.
Gabbard, Carl P.; LeBlanc, Elizabeth
This study investigated playground activity levels of children in grades K-4 and compared levels of use of traditional and creative playground apparatus. The traditional playground area consisted of climbing bars, slides, ladders, chin bars, swings, see saws, and a merry-go-round. The creative playground contained tire hurdles, tire walk, tire climb, metal tunnels, fire poles, ladders, sand boxes, turning bars, balance beams, a slide, and two observation tower platforms. Movement activity was determined by observing the number of students on or engaged with playground apparatus. Analysis of observations revealed that the creative playground equipment was consistently more popular than the traditional with every age group, with significantly higher use of the creative play apparatus by the third and fourth grade groups. (JD)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
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Language: English
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