History of playground safety in America

Frost, J.L., 1985, History of playground safety in America, in: Childrens Environments Quarterly, , 2

  • Author : Frost, J.L.
  • Year : 1985
  • Journal/Series : Childrens Environments Quarterly
  • Volume Number (ANNUAL: Counting Volumes of the Year shown above) : 2
  • Pages : 13-23
  • Abstract in English : Since the initial period of rapid playground development in American cities, during the last decade of the 1800’s, the issue of playground safety has been a subject of concern. Inanely, a primary concern was that children be removed from the temptations and hazards of playing in the streets, but it was soon found that the new playgrounds themselves contained inherent dangers. One of the conclusions is: It must be acknowledged the cognitive/motor skills of children are as important as the above factors in promoting playground safety. The poorly co-ordinated, inexperienced child with limited problem solving abilities is unsafe on any playground.
  • Comments/Notes : KEYWORDS: children, play, playgrounds, safety. UTILITY: lecturers/teachers, academic research, students of universities of professional education.