Includes bibliographical references (pages 167-168) and index.
Harnessing the play dimension -- A jumping off place -- Activating the power of play -- Guideposts for the journey -- Spruce up and lighten up -- Simple practices -- Play pioneers -- Storyville -- The new frontier -- First steps to success -- Fundamental design considerations -- Creating playscape champions -- Embrace your ideal -- Whack on the side of the head -- Planning secrets for small, mid-size, and large play environments -- Your design crew -- Toy trouble -- Play roundup.
Play is important for children's growth and development, and more and more play areas are designed specifically for very young children. Designing early learning places extends beyond the library into library gardens, the community mall, and the homeless shelter. It's what you do with the space to create a "place" that will magnetically draw children into the kind of play that engages and inspires them.-- (Source of description not identified)