How to Grow a Playspace

With its own ‘Potting Shed’, this text is also a practical guide to support playspace projects with advice on teams, budgets, community engagement, maintenance and standards.

Author: Katherine Masiulanis

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781317442219

Category: Architecture

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How to Grow a Playspace takes you through a global perspective of the different stages of child development and the environments that engage children in play around the world. From the urbanity of Mumbai; to rainbow nets in Japan; nature play in Denmark; recycling waste in Peru; community building in Uganda; play streets in London; and gardens of peace in Palestine, it proves that no matter where play occurs, it is ubiquitous in its resourcefulness, imagination and effect. Written by international leaders in the field of play including academics, designers and playworkers, How to Grow A Playspace discusses contemporary issues around children and play, such as risk benefit in play, creativity and technology, insights into children’s thinking, social inclusion and what makes a city child-friendly. With its own ‘Potting Shed’, this text is also a practical guide to support playspace projects with advice on teams, budgets, community engagement, maintenance and standards. How to Grow a Playspace is a comprehensive ‘go-to’ guide for anyone interested or involved in children’s play and playspaces.
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Design History Beyond the Canon

18 Elizabeth Cummins, “Art as Playspace: Interview with Toshiko & Charles MacAdam,” in How to Grow a Playspace: Development and Design (ebook), ed. Katherine Masiulanis and Elizabeth Cummins (Abingdon, Oxon: Routledge, 2017), pp.

Author: Jennifer Kaufmann-Buhler

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 9781350051591

Category: Art

Page: 272

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Design History Beyond the Canon subverts hierarchies of taste which have dominated traditional narratives of design history. The book explores a diverse selection of objects, spaces and media, ranging from high design to mass-produced and mass-marketed objects, as well as counter-cultural and sub-cultural material. The authors' research highlights the often marginalised role of gender and racial identity in the production and consumption of design, the politics which underpins design practice and the role of designed objects as pathways of nostalgia and cultural memory. While focused primarily on North American examples from the early 20th century onwards, this collection also features essays examining European and Soviet design history, as well as the influence of Asia and Africa on Western design practice. The book is organised in three thematic sections: Consumers, Intermediaries and Designers. The first section analyses a range of designed objects and spaces through the experiences and perspectives of users. The second section considers intermediaries from both technology and cultural industries, as well as the hidden labour within the design process itself. The final section focuses on designers from multiple design disciplines including high fashion, industrial design, interior design, graphic design and design history pedagogy. The essays in all three sections utilise different research methods and a wide range of theoretical approaches, including feminist theory, critical race theory, spatial theory, material culture studies, science and technology studies and art history. Design History Beyond the Canon brings together the most recent research which stretches beyond the traditional canon and looks to interdisciplinary methodologies to better understand the practice and consumption of design.
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Play Across Childhood

A History of Playspaces. In K. Masiulanis & E. Cummins (Eds.), How to Grow a Playspace: Development and Design (1st ed., pp. 13–20). Routledge – Taylor & Francis. 17, Pellegrini, A., & Blatchford, P. (2000). The Child at 140 B. Hyndman.

Author: Pete King

Publisher: Springer Nature

ISBN: 9783030724610

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Growing Up Online

The planet in the game Pikmin acts as a playspace for the boys when they are unable to play outside. Their interaction on the virtual planet appears to be similar to their play in their secret hideout. In fact, at times they imagine the ...

Author: Sandra Weber

Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan

ISBN: 9780230354753

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 292

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In this cutting-edge anthology, contributors examine the diverse ways in which girls and young women across a variety of ethnic, socio-economic, and national backgrounds are incorporating and making sense of digital technology in their everyday lives. Contributors explore identity development, how young women interact with technology, and how race, class, and identity influence game play.
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Nature and Young Children

Other natural playspaces are designed more for a variety of play and learning activities within a natural setting. ... A tomato plant growing in a broken bucket might be a special garden to a child who has never watched a plant grow to ...

Author: Ruth Wilson

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781136314629

Category: Education

Page: 118

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Now in its second edition, Nature and Young Children promotes the holistic development of children by connecting them with nature. It offers advice and guidance on how to set up indoor and outdoor nature play spaces as well as encouraging environmentally responsible attitudes, values and behaviour in your early childhood setting. Covering topics as diverse as gardening with young children, creating an accessible nature program for children with special needs and addressing cultural differences in connecting children with nature, this book reveals how important nature play can be in the development of young children. This user-friendly book offers guidance on alternative settings for nature-focused programs international approaches to nature play in early childhood the role of the adult in outdoor learning using nature play for cross-curricular learning integrating nature education and peace education health and safety. This highly accessible book will provide all early years practitioners, teachers and students on early childhood courses with a wealth of ideas on how to foster creative play and learning in nature-focused environments while also promoting positive connections with nature.
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Evolutionary Playwork and Reflective Analytic Practice

What I am proposing is that for many of the children who use them, the supervised play space is not one option, it is the only option. The child has no other. This makes supervised play ... and grow things in. The supervised play space, ...

Author: Bob Hughes

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781134529520

Category: Psychology

Page: 320

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Play is a crucial component in the development of all children. In this comprehensive and accessible text, Bob Hughes explores the complexities of children's play, its meaning and purpose, and argues that adult-free play is essential for the psychological well-being of the child. The book divides into three main sections. The first examines the fundamentals of evolutionary playwork, from creating the right play environment to issues of safety and participation. Secondly, the book explores the theory underlying playwork. Finally, the book offers new models to help the playworker develop their own professional practice. Throughout the text, the author brings his argument to life with vivid reflections on a lifetime's experience of play and playwork. Evolutionary Playwork and Reflective Analytic Practice is the first book of its kind, and represents essential reading for all playwork students, practitioners and researchers. It also incorporates dedicated material for parents looking to better understand and enhance the development of their children.
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Play Space

From this simple start point the rest of the climbing apparatus could grow on the site as opposed to the drawing board . Soon , the limitations of this idea emerged ; the posts being oft . high would be very difficult to build up to ...

Author: Jane Bentley

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ISBN: CORNELL:31924014463180

Category: Playgrounds

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Decorating Kids Rooms and Family Friendly Spaces

A play space should grow with your children , too : a playroom full of toy cars and dolls needs to translate into a lounging area with a television set and a couple of couches when your children approach adolescence or enter high school ...

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ISBN: 161059410X

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Playspace in North Kensington

Kids need to play and they need playspace . To deprive them of the places and the chances to play is to stunt their growing up and thus their futures . Yet in many urban areas like North Kensington , there are few places , few chances .

Author: Notting Hill Social Council. Leisure and Amenities Committee

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ISBN: WISC:89052251600

Category: Child welfare

Page: 68

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Living With Kids

A play space should grow with your children , too : a playroom full of toy cars and dolls needs to translate into a lounging area with a television set and a couple of couches when your children approach adolescence or enter high school ...

Author: Eugenia Santiesteban

Publisher: Quarry Books

ISBN: 1610594312

Category: Children's rooms

Page: 143

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Revealing how to decorate and organize the entire home to help adults and kids coexist in harmony--and in style--this book covers storing and organizing kidsU stuff so it doesn't take over the house, and presents clever ways of establishing an environment that's adaptable to the ever-changing needs of growing children.
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