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Published by National Playing Fields Association in London .
Written in English


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Statementby V. Watson, G. Tipp.
ContributionsTipp, G.
LC ClassificationsGV401
The Physical Object
Number of Pages34
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL21417846M
ISBN 10094608517X

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  Children on Playgrounds: Research Perspectives and Applications (SUNY series, Children's Play in Society) [Craig H. Hart] on *FREE* shipping on qualifying offers. This book focuses on key issues and current research evidence of links between children's behavior in outdoor play environments and children's development. Specific attention is given to ways that . When maintaining a playground, it is equally important to ensure the ground or ‘safety-surface’ is as safe as the equipment. Children need a soft place to land when they jump or fall. If your playground already has a ground cover, or safety surface material, it's a good idea to get in the habit of checking the safety surface material levels often to ensure pieces have not been kicked. Avoid playgrounds with non-impact absorbing surfaces, such as asphalt, concrete, grass, dirt or gravel. Recommended surface materials include: sand, pea gravel, wood chips, mulch and shredded rubber. Rubber mats, synthetic turf and other artificial materials are . Rubber or bark surfacing is associated with a low rate of injuries and we support their use in all public playgrounds. Bark alone is insufficient, however, to prevent all injuries, particularly arm fractures. Rubberised impact-absorbing surfaces are safer than bark. We believe that playing on monkey bars increases the risk of injury in playgrounds and that they should generally not be installed.