AUTHORS: Wellhousen, Karyn - ©2002
For educators and caregivers who are interested in providing a more interesting outdoor play experience for children, Outdoor Play Everyday: Innovative Play Concepts for Early Childhood, is the book of choice. It covers outdoor play experiences for children from birth to age eight, and gives suggestions for creating developmentally appropriate practices as well as examples of safe and accessible playgrounds. Insights into observing and assessing children's outdoor play, and a discussion of the history of outdoor play, are fascinatingly presented. The book shows photographs and drawings featuring equipment and outdoor play areas, and includes information about safety concerns for outdoor play at home, at school, and in the community. Suggestions for parents in selecting preschools or child care centers with adequate outdoor play facilities are outlined for safety considerations.