More Readings on Adventure Playgrounds
A Brief History of
by: Reilly Bergin Wilson
NYC PLAY:GROUND has gotten much deserved traction from all their great work on their destination Adventure Playground. They hold Summer Camps and offer workshops. Reily has studied adventure playgrounds in the US and gives an informative overview on their history
No Parents Allowed: Kids Explore, Take Risks at Junkyard Playgrounds
By: Marj Kleinman
"We have witnessed a seismic shift over the past few generations — a gradual but dramatic decline in children’s free-play opportunities and an increase in childhood mental and emotional disorders. Play is the crucial childhood goal — it’s how kids develop a sense of self, learn how to make their own decisions, solve problems, regulate emotions, exert control, follow rules, make friends and experience joy (Gray, 2011)"