Children on Playgrounds

Moreover, we have relied on both cross-sectional and longitudinal designs to
probe both the potential antecedents and consequences of children's peer status.

Author: Craig H. Hart

Publisher: SUNY Press

ISBN: 9780791414675

Category: Social Science

Page: 459

View: 620

This book focuses on key issues and current research evidence of links between children's behavior in outdoor play environments and children's development. Specific attention is given to ways that outdoor play environments are extensions of other development settings, like the classroom or family. Since most work up to this point has focused on development in indoor classroom settings or in other developmental contexts, this book makes an important contribution.

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Inclusion of Disabled Children in Primary School Playgrounds

Some teachers used PE lessons as an opportunity for focus children to be
included in activities, develop skills and transfer these skills to playtime. Two of
the PSAs would take the focus child they were responsible for to the playground
during ...

Author: Helen Woolley

Publisher: Jessica Kingsley Publishers

ISBN: 1907969853

Category: Education

Page: 57

View: 678

This concise, useful book identifies organisational, social and physical barriers to disabled children's inclusion in primary school playgrounds, and suggests ways to overcome these barriers in the future, as well as examining examples of good practice. This is essential reading for teachers, special educational needs coordinators, personal support assistants, lunchtime supervisors, playworkers, and architects and landscape professionals involved in play.

Safety in Children s Playgrounds Bill

Author: Great Britain. Parliament. House of Commons


ISBN: 9780103099897


Page: 2

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School Recess and Playground Behavior

hoods; consequently, the behaviors children exhibit on playgrounds are also
influenced by socioeconomic and personality variables. A second and related
limitation of these free-selection public playground studies derives from the age ...

Author: Anthony D. Pellegrini

Publisher: SUNY Press

ISBN: 1438415788

Category: Education

Page: 187

View: 653

The recess period represents a unique part of the school day. It is one of the few times when children can interact with their peers on their own terms with minimal adult intervention. Consequently, it represents one of the few places in primary and middle schools to observe spontaneous peer interaction. School Recess and Playground Behavior offers a programmatic examination of a neglected aspect of children’s behavior and informs related literatures such as the educational, social-developmental, and cognitive-developmental literatures. Dr. Pellegrini goes well beyond what has been done in the past by systematically pursuing an underlying theme that revolves around the educational significance of recess periods. Due to the relatively new interest in understanding the developmental significance of playground experiences, most past work has been topical in nature. By using a theme, the author has taken the next logical step in bringing coherence to this line of inquiry. The result is a readable and coherent volume that clearly demonstrates the value of recess periods in enhancing children’s cognitive and social/emotional development.

Children Media and Playground Cultures

Thebulk of this chapter is devotedtoananalysis ofa survey conducted in both
schools which asked children (aged5–11) about thegamesand activities they
play on the playgrounds.The analysis considersfactors such asage and gender,
and ...

Author: R. Willett

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 1137318074

Category: Social Science

Page: 268

View: 885

Drawing on ethnographic accounts of children's media-referenced play, this book explores children's engagement with media cultures and playground experiences, analyzing a range of issues such as learning, fantasy, communication and identity.

Risk and Our Pedagogical Relation to Children

In this regard, I am not only making a certain anthropological claim as to the
primacy of the playground in the lives of children, but I am saying that the thinking
that led to the development of playgrounds and the thinking that is in evidence
when ...

Author: Stephen J. Smith

Publisher: SUNY Press

ISBN: 9780791435946

Category: Education

Page: 220

View: 749

Shows that "risk" is a valuable and pedagogical experience for children on the playground (and for the adults that share that experience with them) in preparation for the precarious world which children find beyond the playground.

Children s Games in Street and Playground

A magnificent survey of over 40 games played by children, largely out of sight of adults, in the 1960s, in the street, playground and wasteland.

Author: Iona Opie


ISBN: 9781782500322


Page: 448

View: 740

In the 1960s, Iona and Peter Opie observed that although many books had been written about how children should play, none had been written about how they actually played. To fill the gap they carried out an exhaustive survey, through the decade, of the games that children 'in fact play' when aged roughly between six and twelve years of age, and when outdoors -- and usually when out of sight.The result was their classic work 'Children's Games in Street and Playground'. It records games played in streets, parks, playgrounds andwastelands by more than 10,000 children from the Shetland Isles to the Channel Islands, although the majority of the information comes from children living in big cities such as London, Liverpool, Bristol and Glasgow.In all, around 125 games are described in detail, including the rhymes and sayings children repeat while playing them, together with the different names they are called. Brief historical notes are also included where relevant.There are important lessons to be learned from this book about giving children the time and physical space to be themselves with other children.Previously published as 'Children's Games in Street and Playground, Volume 1' and 'Volume 2'.

Poetry s Playground

The first book-length study of contemporary American children's poetry, Poetry's Playground considers children's poetry in relation to the wider scope of adult poetic discourse.

Author: Joseph T. Thomas

Publisher: Wayne State University Press

ISBN: 9780814332962

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 180

View: 450

The first book-length study of contemporary American children's poetry, Poetry's Playground considers children's poetry in relation to the wider scope of adult poetic discourse.

A Textbook of Children s and Young People s Nursing E Book

Play is vital for children in their physical development and their ability to make
social relationships. Although children play at home and in organised groups,
many play in playgrounds provided by local authorities and private organisations.

Author: Dr Jim Richardson

Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences

ISBN: 0702044407

Category: Medical

Page: 776

View: 253

nurse for life – electronic access only Get to all of the high-quality content from Elsevier faster than ever! Your favourite textbooks are now available as e-books through nurse for life, allowing you to: Electronically search the book Create and share notes and highlights Save time with automatic referencing Load it up and change the way you learn! What do I get? You will be emailed a PIN code that will give you perpetual access to the electronic version of the book through nurse for life. Book description This title is directed primarily towards health care professionals outside of the United States. Covering the full age and specialty spectrum this text brings together for the first time, individual chapters from among the most respected children's nurses. This textbook is rooted in child-centred health care within a family context and draws upon best contemporary practice throughout the UK and further afield. This innovative text harnesses new design parameters in enquiry-based/problem-based learning, providing up-to-date information on a wide range of topics. In an exciting addition each chapter offers readers additional material on an Evolve website. Full Microsoft PowerPoint presentations augment the written chapters and provide extra information that includes case studies, moving image, photographs and text. Each chapter offers readers additional material on an Evolve website. Full Microsoft PowerPoint presentations augment the written chapters and provide extra information that includes case studies, moving image, photographs and text. Aims, objectives, learning outcomes, a summary box in each chapter and key points assist learning and understanding Professional conversation boxes enliven the text on the page and make it more interesting to dip into Suggestions for seminar discussion topics to help teachers Case studies help to relate theory to practice Prompts to promote reflective practice Activity boxes/suggested visits Evidence based practice boxes which highlight key research studies, annotated bibliographies including details of web-sites and full contemporary references to the evidence base Resource lists including recommended web-site addresses

Learning and Connecting in School Playgrounds

PLAYGROUNDS. FOR. THE. FUTURE. What. do. children. and. adults. want?
Dean Sutherland Ehuri to- aroaro ki te ra- tukuna to- ataarangi ki muri I a koe
Turn and face the sun and let your shadow fall behind you Let's fast forward to
the year ...

Author: Llyween Couper

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1351130900

Category: Education

Page: 150

View: 279

Play is critical to children’s well-being and development. All students should have access to and adequate time for positive play experiences every day. Learning and Connecting in School Playgrounds invites parents, teachers, principals and education administrators to take another look at their school playgrounds as spaces crucial to learning, well-being and development. This book combines research findings, commentary and the authors’ personal experiences and observations together with the views of teachers, principals, parents and students related to play and play spaces. Key content includes consideration of the role of adults in the school playground, the influence of technology on play, the challenges experienced by children transitioning to new school environments and consideration of strategies to support students’ access and participation in the playground. Cases are presented to illustrate the use of an audit tool to enhance school playgrounds. The future of school playgrounds is also considered through the reported hopes and dreams of adults and students and a range of recommendations are made for the review and development of schools’ outdoor play spaces. Learning and Connecting in School Playgrounds is written with a sense of urgency, calling for the recognition of positive play experiences as invaluable to children’s education. It includes important and challenging insights to inform and guide decision-making and will be an essential resource for all stakeholders who share responsibility for children’s participation and learning during school break-times.

The Universal Playground

Parents and grandparents may bring pre-school children to the playground for
enjoyment and exercise. Day-school supervisors may bring after-school groups
to channel their energy before their parents collect them. Even during school
hours, ...

Author: DIANE Publishing Company

Publisher: DIANE Publishing

ISBN: 9780788126925

Category: Architecture

Page: 37

View: 725

This document will: assist schools in planning playgrounds for children of all abilities; show ways that this can be done using limited resources; and suggest ways that such universal playgrounds can contribute to the overall educational objectives being developed in BC. This document will help organize the planning; identify the most useful applications; and determine the resources required. Can be utilized to augment individualized programs developed for students with special needs. Bibliography. Checklists and survey forms.

From Playgrounds to PlayStation

Where children in playgrounds produced play, at Disneyland they consumed
play. While playgrounds still existed in the thousands, they had lost the
Progressive cultural imperative that had given them such a prominent place in
the cultural ...

Author: Carroll Pursell

Publisher: JHU Press

ISBN: 1421416514

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 216

View: 950

In this romp through the changing landscape of nineteenth- and twentieth-century American toys, games, hobbies, and amusements, senior historian of technology Carroll Pursell poses a simple but interesting question: What can we learn by studying the relationship between technology and play? From Playgrounds to PlayStation explores how play reflects and drives the evolution of American culture. Pursell engagingly examines the ways in which technology affects play and play shapes people. The objects that children (and adults) play with and play on, along with their games and the hobbies they pursue, can reinforce but also challenge gender roles and cultural norms. Inventors—who often talk about "playing" at their work, as if motivated by the pure fun of invention—have used new materials and technologies to reshape sports and gameplay, sometimes even crafting new, extreme forms of recreation, but always responding to popular demand. Drawing from a range of sources, including scholarly monographs, patent records, newspapers, and popular and technical journals, the book covers numerous modes and sites of play. Pursell touches on the safety-conscious playground reform movement, the dazzling mechanical innovations that gave rise to commercial amusement parks, and the media's colorful promotion of toys, pastimes, and sporting events. Along the way, he shows readers how technology enables the forms, equipment, and devices of play to evolve constantly, both reflecting consumer choices and driving innovators and manufacturers to promote toys that involve entirely new kinds of play—from LEGOs and skateboards to beading kits and videogames.

Children of the Mill

There was no room for a baseball diamond or football field , which with luck
would be located in a nearby public park donated by the Gary Land Company.26
Hereafter , while parks would be scattered around the city , children's
playgrounds ...

Author: Ronald D. Cohen

Publisher: Psychology Press

ISBN: 9780415934664

Category: Social Science

Page: 280

View: 500

This volume is a comprehensive collection of critical essays on The Taming of the Shrew, and includes extensive discussions of the play's various printed versions and its theatrical productions. Aspinall has included only those essays that offer the most influential and controversial arguments surrounding the play. The issues discussed include gender, authority, female autonomy and unruliness, courtship and marriage, language and speech, and performance and theatricality.

Public Playground Safety Handbook

Equipment selection and location along with the type of protective surfacing are
key components to ensuring the opportunity for children with disabilities to play
on the playground . 2.2.2 Age separation For playgrounds intended to serve ...




Category: Electronic government information

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Readings for Reflective Teaching in Early Education

Children's playgrounds, for example, are now usually designed so as to reduce
the risk of children hurting themselves, and while these design changes have
been effective in reducing playground injuries (Howard et al., 2005), caution
needs ...

Author: Jennifer Colwell

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 1472509684

Category: Education

Page: 304

View: 863

Readings for Reflective Teaching in Early Education is a unique portable library of exceptional readings drawing together seminal extracts and contemporary literature from international sources from books and journals to support both initial study and extended career-long professionalism for early years practitioners. Introductions to each reading highlight the key issues explored and explain the status of classic works. This book, along with the core text and associated website, draw upon the work of Andrew Pollard, former Director of the TLRP, and the work of many years of accumulated understanding of generations of early years practitioners, primary school teachers and educationalists. Readings for Reflective Teaching in Early Education, the core text, Reflective Teaching in Early Education, and the website, provide a fully integrated set of resources promoting the expertise of early years professionals. The associated website, offers supplementary resources including reflective activities, research briefings and advice on further readings. It also features a glossary of educational terms, links to useful websites and showcases examples of excellent research and practice. This book forms part of the Reflective Teaching series, edited by Andrew Pollard and Amy Pollard, offering support for reflective practice in early, primary, secondary, further, vocational, university and adult sectors of education.

The Lore of the Playground

One hundred years of children's games, rhymes and traditions Steve Roud.
CHAPTER THREE M British Bulldog and Other Chasing Games When I recently
started collecting games again, after a lapse of a few years, I was surprised to be
told ...

Author: Steve Roud

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 1407089323

Category: History

Page: 576

View: 742

From conkers to marbles, from British Bulldog to tag, not forgetting 'one potato, two potato' and 'eeny, meeny, miny, mo', The Lore of the Playground looks at the games children have enjoyed, the rhymes they have chanted and the rituals and traditions they have observed over the past hundred years and more. Each generation, it emerges, has had its own favourites - hoops and tops in the 1930s, clapping games more recently. Some pastimes, such as skipping, have proved remarkably resilient, their complicated rules carefully handed down from one class to the next. Many are now the stuff of distant memory. And some traditions have proved to be strongly regional, loved by children in one part of the country, unknown to those elsewhere. All are brilliantly and meticulously recorded by Steve Roud, who has drawn on interviews with hundreds of people aged from 8 to 80 to create a fascinating picture of all our childhoods.

Play from Birth to Twelve

JOE L. FROST AND IRMA C. WOODS Organized playgrounds for older children
in the United States originated with the outdoor gymnasiums of Massachusetts in
1821 and with the sand gardens of Boston for younger children in 1887.

Author: Doris Pronin Fromberg

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

ISBN: 0415951127

Category: Education

Page: 455

View: 213

Here you'll read why play is vital in developing mathematical thinking & promoting social skills, how properly constructed play enhances classroom instruction, which games foster which skills, how playing stimulates creativity & much more.

The Complete Playground Book

The social reformer and journalist Jacob Riis ( 1849 – 1914 ) , for example ,
complained in 1892 that " there are no playgrounds yet below Fourteenth Street
and room and need for fifty . " In his book The Children of the Poor , Riis
compares the ...

Author: Arlene Brett

Publisher: Syracuse University Press

ISBN: 9780815602712

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 214

View: 153

A guide to the design and creation of playgrounds looks at their history and purpose, visits playgrounds around the world, examines current research, and suggests playground activities

Resilient Playgrounds

Leading The Parents' Friendship Meeting The Parents' Friendship Meeting is for
parents of children who are having difficulty forming or maintaining satisfying
friendships with peers. Its goal is to enhance the quality and quantity of children's

Author: Beth Doll

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1135900981

Category: Psychology

Page: 183

View: 676

While recess provides children with a time to play and take a break from the school day, research has shown that it is also a necessary and vital part of their social, emotional, and academic development. This book provides tools and strategies for school mental health professionals, teachers, and administrators to evaluate and improve the recess experience in order to ensure that children benefit as much as possible from this important time. Using a data-based problem solving strategy, the author presents methods for assessing playgrounds, identifying features that may negatively impact students and their social interactions, intervening to modify and strengthen these features, and monitoring to guarantee that the interventions have created successful outcomes. An accompanying CD contains forms, examples, PowerPoint presentations, and other resources to support the procedures discussed throughout the book.