The Developmental Benefits of Playgrounds

Author: Joe L. Frost

Publisher: Assn for Childhood Education International

ISBN:

Category: Architecture

Page: 231

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Play from Birth to Twelve

In 2002 the Adventure Playground Association in Houston ceased to exist
because of funding difficulties but the movement is still alive in several European
countries and in Japan. The Developmental Benefits of Play and Playgrounds
The ...

Author: Doris Pronin Fromberg

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1136080023

Category: Education

Page: 480

View: 202

In light of recent standards-based and testing movements, the issue of play in childhood has taken on increased meaning for educational professionals and social scientists. This second edition of Play From Birth to Twelve offers comprehensive coverage of what we now know about play, its guiding principles, its dynamics and importance in early learning. These up-to-date essays, written by some of the most distinguished experts in the field, help students explore: all aspects of play, including new approaches not yet covered in the literature how teachers in various classroom situations set up and guide play to facilitate learning how play is affected by societal violence, media reportage, technological innovations and other contemporary issues which areas of play have been studied adequately and which require further research.

Learning and Connecting in School Playgrounds

Using the Playground as a Curriculum Resource Llyween Couper, Dean
Sutherland ... Although the exact role of play in children's development is obscure
, evidence suggests there are significant developmental benefits from free play (
Smith ...

Author: Llyween Couper

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1351130900

Category: Education

Page: 150

View: 622

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.

Early Childhood Playgrounds

Another important benefit of planning the overall site is to avoid ad hoc
development. ... government) to understand the true costs involved in developing
a playground, and the variations in price depending on the advantages and
constraints of ...

Author: Prue Walsh

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1136186352

Category: Education

Page: 120

View: 383

The outdoor play environment has an integral role to play in a child’s learning across the pivotal early childhood years. An outside space that is well designed allows for enriching, stimulating and challenging play experiences that meet children’s ongoing developmental needs. Early Childhood Playgrounds provides a step-by-step guide to planning, designing and creating an outdoor learning environment for young children. Written by an experienced practitioner that has consulted on over 2000 early childhood settings and schools internationally, this book considers all aspects of the outdoor learning environment and provides practical support on: planning procedures and ideas for designs; a wide variety of play within a playground through the inclusion of quiet, open and active play areas; stimulating and challenging play; a natural environment that will provide interest and sustainability; spaces for toddlers and babies; playground needs for children with additional needs. This book will be fascinating reading for those studying early childhood and practitioners looking into the ways and means of setting up, improving or expanding their outdoor play facilities. It is also geared towards other disciplines, making it an essential guide for architects and planning professionals wanting to gain a greater understanding of play and the vital role it takes in meeting children’s needs and development.

Engaging the Families of ELLs

He is also a co-author of The Developmental Benefits of Playgrounds, published
by Association for Childhood Education International (ACEI). His teaching
experience has been primarily with Latino children in early childhood settings.

Author: Renee Rubin

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317921445

Category: Education

Page: 160

View: 294

Learn how to involve the diverse families of English language learners with the effective, practical approaches in this book. This must-have resource for teachers and school leaders is packed with fresh ideas geared toward building a partnership between school communities and ELL families. The authors begin each chapter with realistic scenarios that commonly arise with ELL families. They offer activities designed to assess current practices, investigate family perceptions and expectations, overcome challenges, and improve communication. The strategies in this book help you engage families at school and at home in innovative and successful ways. Organized with the busy educator in mind, the book can be read straight through or section by section to best fit your specific needs. As a bonus, every chapter concludes with a wealth of useful resources on every topic! As the demographics of America's schools continue to grow and change, this book guides you to building a school community in which every family can thrive!

Florida Law Review

The American playground was first created as a reaction to the plight of children
growing up in the industrialized , urban ... THE DEVELOPMENTAL BENEFITS OF
PLAYGROUNDS ( 2004 ) ( hereinafter FROST , DEVELOPMENTAL BENEFITS )
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THE COMPLETE GUIDE TO PLAYGROUND DEVELOPMENT

Playgrounds are vitally important to child development, and also when designed
well enhance neighborhoods and ... see at a playground, has immense benefit
for children both in physical fitness and in social and cognitive development.

Author: Robert Collins

Publisher: Lulu.com

ISBN: 0615209858

Category: Playgrounds

Page: 52

View: 324

The Complete Guide to Playground Development will guide you from design through construction, and every step in between, to your new dream playground in simple easy to understand terms. It also has information on the importance of play in child development; as well as resources to qualify playground equipment vendors, create a Play Program, define your site conditions, define your budget, follow current guidelines, find consultants, and certify safe and compliant installations. If you are planning to renovate or build a new playground this manual is an invaluable resource.

Children s Outdoor Play Areas

These goals and objectives should identify specific developmental benefits to be
provided by the play area , concern for ... to be provided : theage groups who will
use the play area and the playground type which will best satisfy their needs .

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Category: Outdoor recreation

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Total Learning

The developmental benefits of playgrounds . Olney , MD : Association for
Childhood Education International . Beginning with theoretical discussions of
play , and brain research that shows the importance of play , the authors offer a
wealth of ...

Author: Joanne Hendrick

Publisher: Prentice Hall

ISBN:

Category: Education

Page: 406

View: 585

For a course covering Early Childhood Curriculum. This text is based on primarily a constructivist philosophy and advocates designing curriculum that uses children's emerging interests within a flexible and thoughtful teacher-guided plan. The developmental approach emphasizes that learning should be integrated. The text addresses curriculum through discussion of the five selves: physical, emotional, social, creative, and cognitive. The authors emphasize play, cross-cultural sensitivity, and encouraging competence in young children. The clear writing and practical examples ensure easy reading. The concise writing style, relevant examples, and practical suggestions are hallmarks of this text. Present-day emergent curriculum programs are explored in new "Emergent Curriculum in Action" features. Well-developed tables organize pertinent information. The excellent theoretical base and conceptual framework for curriculum provide understanding that will stay with students forever. The text encourages students to respond to the needs of children, but also explains how to identify goals and objectives, incorporate them into curriculum that meets individual needs, and use developmentally appropriate assessment methods.

American Book Publishing Record

Contents : Child development , play , and playgrounds — Obesity and changing
lifestyles of children : diet and physical activity — The relevance of height for child
development and playground safety – The developmental benefits and use ...

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Category: American literature

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Creating Environments for Learning

In J. Frost & S. Worthman ( Eds . ) , Playgrounds for young children : National
survey and perspectives ( pp . ... The developmental benefits of playgrounds . ...
Developmental progress in preschool - age children's using an overhead bar .

Author: Julie Bullard

Publisher: Prentice Hall

ISBN:

Category: Education

Page: 421

View: 513

Covers Birth to Age Eight. This new text provides a balance of theory and application to help novices and practicing early childhood professionals understand why and how to set up, arrange, and make changes to early childhood learning environments. Organized largely by chapters on learning centers (literacy, manipulative and sensory, science, mathematics, etc.), the text also covers foundational information such as the emotionally supportive and equitable environment, the role of the teacher, the importance of the environment, design principles, and health and safety. Coverage woven through every chapter includes material for all age groups in early childhood (infants and toddlers through 3rd grade), assessing the environment, meeting the needs of ALL learners, the teacher's role in facilitating learning in the various environments, and ways to address each curricular area outdoors. It is designed for college courses taught at two and four year institutions that focus on quality early childhood learning environments and curriculum.

Annual Editions Early Childhood Education

The developmental benefits of playgrounds . Olney , MD : Association for
Childhood Education International . Frost , J . , S . Wortham , & S . Reifel . 2004 .
Play and child development . Upper Saddle River , NJ : Merrill / Prentice Hall .
Gallahue ...

Author: Karen Menke Paciorek

Publisher: McGraw-Hill/Dushkin

ISBN: 9780073516073

Category: Education

Page: 237

View: 764

This Twenty-Seventh Edition of ANNUAL EDITIONS: EARLY CHILDHOOD EDUCATION provides convenient, inexpensive access to current articles selected from the best of the public press. Organizational features include: an annotated listing of selected World Wide Web sites; an annotated table of contents; a topic guide; a general introduction; brief overviews for each section; a topical index; and an instructor’s resource guide with testing materials. USING ANNUAL EDITIONS IN THE CLASSROOM is offered as a practical guide for instructors. ANNUAL EDITIONS titles are supported by our student website, www.dushkin.com/online.

Investigating Play in the 21st Century

Children ' s play and playgrounds . Boston : Allyn & Bacon . Frost , J . L . , Brown ,
P . S . , Sutterby , J . A . & Thornton , C . D . ( 2004 ) . The developmental benefits
of playgrounds . Olney , MD : Association for Childhood Education International ...

Author: Dorothy Justus Sluss

Publisher: University Press of Amer

ISBN:

Category: Education

Page: 326

View: 333

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Management of Child Development Centers

Playground checklist . In J . L . Frost , et al . ( Eds . ) , The developmental benefits
of playgrounds . Olney , MD : Association for Childhood Education International ,
pp . 227 - 231 . Isbell , R . , & Exelby , B . ( 2001 ) . Early learning environments ...

Author: Patricia F. Hearron

Publisher: Prentice Hall

ISBN:

Category: Education

Page: 377

View: 143

""Management of Child Development Centers" "is the core text that students of child development center administration need to help them learn to manage effectively in the twenty-first century. It is the only text structured around the thirteen competencies that capable, confident child development center directors must possess. This practical text by Professor Patricia F. Hearron, a former child development center manager, and well-known author and Professor Emerita Verna Hildebrand, focuses on targeted problem-solving strategies, decision making, and specific tools. A classic in the field since 1984, the sixth edition of "Management of Child Development Centers "has been updated and expanded to emphasize strategies and solutions to the challenges facing today's child development center managers. More of what prospective and practicing administrators need to know... More self-evaluation and reflection instruments New practical strategies to reduce stress and burnout More specific methods to improve overall effectiveness More information about revised NAEYC accreditation standards More information about the revised Early Childhood Environment Rating Scale (ECERS-R) and the revised Infant/Toddler Environment Rating Scale (ITERS-R) More information specific to infants and toddlers More detailed guidelines for recognizing and reporting child abuse and neglect More specific information to help with fund-raising More Internet resources

YC Young Children

Standardization and regulation of playground development have some benefits
as these installations typically are much more accessible than previous
playground designs and have important safety improvements . On the other hand
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The Universal Playground

NOTES • COMMENTS • IDEAS Once the playground has been designed to
include the entire school population, a number of secondary benefits emerge. In
many locations, the school playground is viewed as a community resource.

Author: DIANE Publishing Company

Publisher: DIANE Publishing

ISBN: 9780788126925

Category: Architecture

Page: 37

View: 975

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.

Developmentally Appropriate Curriculum

Aggressive and pro - social television programs and the natural behaviors of
preschool children . Monographs of the Society for Research in Child
Development , 38 ( 4 ) , serial no . 151 . ... The developmental benefits of
playgrounds .

Author: Marjorie J. Kostelnik

Publisher: Prentice Hall

ISBN:

Category: Education

Page: 478

View: 233

This text brings together the best information available on creating an integrated, holistic approach to curriculum and instruction for children age 3 to 8 in child care, preschool, and early elementary grade settings. Provides Comprehensive Coverage in Teaching Students How to Plan and Implement Developmentally Appropriate, Integrated Curriculum Addresses "all" aspects of classroom life, including children's development and learning, adult roles, creating physical and social environments, guiding childrens' behavior, teaching and learning within multiple domains, classroom management, assessment, and involving families. Core curricular chapters include an overview, common issues, goals and objectives, teaching strategies, and many activity suggestions. Provides opportunities for readers to develop materials for a professional portfolio. Reinforces understanding of material with new "Practice for Your Certification or Licensure Exam" assessment items. Takes a Developmental Approach Curriculum chapters are organized by developmental/curricular domains: aesthetic, affective, cognitive, language, physical, and social. This ensures that children's developmental needs are met while also addressing appropriate learning expectations for young children. Incorporates Standards New "Consult the Standards" tables and application activities at the end of each chapter help students understand where to find learning standards and provide concrete opportunities to use them in planning curriculum. Goals and Objectives presented in domain chapters are based on developmental research and on a variety of national standards. Integrates Diversity Throughout Content, vignettes, and examples reflect all types of diversity: socioeconomic, ability, cultural, ethnic, linguistic, and gender. Boxed "Examples of involving children with special needs" show teachers how to make adaptations. "Instructor Resources include Online Test Bank, Test Management software, PowerPoint Slides, WebCT and Blackboard cartridges, and an Online Instructor's Manual (with Classroom Observation tool for students in field placements and a Lesson Plan Grading Checklist). "

Proceedings of the New York State Teachers Association Annual Meeting

I will speak briefly of three benefits of a playground wherever located . First , the
benefit to health by the development of physical ambition . Second , the benefit
through the development of a spirit of citizenship , obedience to law , observance
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Author: New York State Teachers Association

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Category: Education

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Education Department Bulletin

I will speak briefly of three benefits of a playground wherever located . First , the
benefit to health by the development of physical ambition . Second , the benefit
through the development of a spirit of citizenship , obedience to law , observance
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Proceedings

I will speak briefly of three benefits of a playground wherever located . First , the
benefit to health by the development of physical ambition . Second , the benefit
through the development of a spirit of citizenship , obedience to law , observance
 ...

Author: New York State Teachers Association

Publisher:

ISBN:

Category: Education

Page:

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