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Playing Outdoors Spaces and Places, Risks and Challenge,9780335216413

Playing Outdoors Spaces and Places, Risks and Challenge

Edition: 1st
Format: Paperback
Pub. Date: 11/1/2007
Publisher(s): Open University Press
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"This book offers a clear rationale for why outdoor play is essential in young children's lives and learning. It asks fundamental questions about what sort of environments we want for young children, as well as examining controversial issues of risk and safety." "Playing Outdoors is reading for early childhood practitioners, students, playworkers, parents, policy makers and all those seeking to develop challenging outdoor play areas."--BOOK JACKET.

Table of Contents

Children's livesp. 1
Why outdoor play?p. 11
Outdoor play: the presence of the pastp. 39
Spaces and places for playp. 53
Gardens or forests?p. 82
Playing outdoors: risk and challengep. 97
What do we mean by free play outdoors?p. 114
Roles, resources and relationships outdoorsp. 123
Bibliographyp. 147
Indexp. 159
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