The effect of safer play equipment on playground injury rates among school children
- How to keep playgrounds safe. Mitcham, Mary Lynn // Parenting;May2005, Vol. 19 Issue 4, p36
Presents tips on keeping the playground safe for children to prevent injuries. Parental supervision while the child is playing; Selection of playground equipment based on ages; Factors to be considered in checking the safety of playground equipment.
- The Risk of Childhood Injury on Boston's Playground Equipment and Surfaces. Bond, Marie T.; Peck, Magda G. // American Journal of Public Health;May93, Vol. 83 Issue 5, p731
The Childhood Injury Prevention Program of the Boston Department of Health and Hospitals conducted a survey of injury risk in Boston's playgrounds. A standardized checklist was used to assess a 25% sample of public playgrounds for hazards. Climbers accounted for 34% of the hazards observed and...
- PRODUCT Roundup. // Parks & Recreation;Apr2002, Vol. 37 Issue 4, p131
Evaluates several playground equipment. Features of the Fire Engine, Choo Choo and Caboose climbers from GameTime; Description of the Elevated Sand Table from Landscape Structures; Information on the Big Jahuna Climber from Miracle.
- Playing A New Way. // Parks & Recreation;Jul2006, Vol. 41 Issue 7, p67
The article presents an evaluation of Xscape, a new piece of equipment for playgrounds that allows children to configure it in original ways.
- Keep 'em active: Build the kids a backyard play center. Calhoun, James // Popular Science;Jun83, Vol. 222 Issue 6, p103
The article evaluates the backyard play centers including the swing set with a playhouse and the swing set for a slope.
- Up and away. Obinna, Sarah // Nursery World (Haymarket Business Publications Ltd);9/23/2013, Vol. 112 Issue 4328, p35
The article offers information on the climbing area at the King's Meadow Primary School in Scotland. Topics covered include the area's contribution to children's development, efforts of the school to construct the area, cost of the construction. Also mentioned are the features of the area such...
- PLAYGROUND MAINTENANCE NEEDS ASSESSMENT: INITIAL STEPS TO MAINTAIN CHILD'S PLAY. Christiansen, Monty // Parks & Recreation;Apr2002, Vol. 37 Issue 4, p84
Talks about playground maintenance. Maintenance factors; Identification of equipment working parts; Function of the maintenance needs assessment.
- PROTECTING YOUR PLAYGROUNDS. Avrasin, Maya // Parks & Recreation;Jan2004, Vol. 39 Issue 1, p42
Focuses on the efforts of parks and recreation departments in the U.S. to retrofit playground equipment. Reason for the upgrade; Safety concerns in the process; Details on the safety inspection codes of the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission and the National Playground Safety Institute.
- He's Tough on Kids. Price, Charles // Saturday Evening Post;2/2/1957, Vol. 229 Issue 31, p38
Profiles playground equipment architect Joe Brown. Popularity of his designs in the playgrounds in the U.S.; Influence of his experience as a professional sculptor on his playground equipment designs; Views of Brown on the safety of his playground equipment.