ERIC Number: ED253330
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1976
Reference Count: 0
Early Childhood Services: Physical Resources Guide.
Alberta Dept. of Education, Edmonton.
Introduced by a parable on the value of children's play, this guidebook includes a list of 10 developmental functions of play, a discussion of matters for consideration in selecting and organizing equipment and facilities for early childhood programs, and a description of indoor and outdoor program resources for children's activities. Various characteristics of children (as individuals and in groups), of programs, and of equipment are pointed out to aid in planning a play area. In addition, 13 guidelines are offered for arranging space and materials in a room. Description of indoor resources focuses on furniture, art, music, dramatic play, block play, manipulative materials, movement experiences, food preparation, woodworking and carpentry, sand and water play, mathematics, science, and language. Description of outdoor resources centers on providing a hill, sand, water, swings, a climbing apparatus, playhouses, blocks, loose materials, a gardening area, animals, a group activity area, a wheel toy area, a quiet place, and a natural area. Questions to consider in planning an outdoor play area are offered. In conclusion, print and nonprint resource materials are listed. (RH)
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Alberta Dept. of Education, Edmonton.