Public spaces for play: Creating natural playspaces for children 8-12 years in urban landscapes that support free, imaginative and creative play

Chancellor, B 2007, 'Public spaces for play: Creating natural playspaces for children 8-12 years in urban landscapes that support free, imaginative and creative play', International Journal of Humanities, vol. 5, no. 4, pp. 55-58.


Document type: Journal Article
Collection: Journal Articles

Title Public spaces for play: Creating natural playspaces for children 8-12 years in urban landscapes that support free, imaginative and creative play
Author(s) Chancellor, B
Year 2007
Journal name International Journal of Humanities
Volume number 5
Issue number 4
Start page 55
End page 58
Total pages 4
Publisher Common Ground
Abstract The importance of connecting children with nature has dramatically increased over the last generation. Children in modern urban environments no longer play freely outside, all over the neighbourhood and beyond. Today children's scheduled lives often incorporate sendentary downtime. The implications relate to both physical and mental health. Access to public natural playspaces where children can learn a myriad of life skills through play is the responsibility of today's adults. More importantly however, is the provision of playspaces that appeal to children. This presentation explores the essential features of playspaces and illustrates why so many public playgrounds are devoid of children.
Subject Early Childhood Education (excl. Maori)
ISSN 1447-9508
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