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Designing Outdoor Environments for Children

Landscaping School Yards, Gardens and Playgrounds

Designing Outdoor Environments for Children by Lolly Tai
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Fun, safe, innovative, educational, and sustainable outdoor landscapes for children

There may be no more potent learning environment for a child than a garden. In caring for a garden, children gain skills in patience, perseverance, discipline, and hard work which can last a lifetime. And of course -- there's no end to kids' fun in the outdoors!

TOOLS FOR DESIGNERS AND EDUCATORS
For those who want to offer children the learning and growing experiences possible in planned outdoor environments, there is no better ally than this book. Designing Outdoor Environments for Children is a complete, practical toolkit for planning, designing, installing, and maintaining sustainable children's landscapes and play yards. This expert guide can enrich and improve every aspect of the experience, from launching the idea to obtaining funding, from ecological planning to involving children as participants. Inside, look for in-depth help with:

  • Creating a sustainable project
  • Conserving water and managing water quality
  • Deciding what to plant, how to plant it, and how to keep it growing
  • Conserving trees
  • Controlling erosion
  • Preserving wildlife
  • Creating an environment where children learn through doing

INSPIRING REAL-LIFE EXAMPLES
Inside -- fully illustrated case studies, from idea to planning, to building, to ribbon cutting.

  • Storybook courtyard
  • Music garden
  • Barnyard setting
  • Nature trails
  • Wildlife habitats
  • Memorial gardens
  • Vegetable and fruit gardens
  • More
McGraw-Hill Education; June 2006
402 pages; ISBN 9780071491099
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Title: Designing Outdoor Environments for Children
Author: Lolly Tai; Mary Haque; Gina McLellan; Erin Knight
 
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