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Olsson, Moa (2008) Naturlekplatser. Other thesis, SLU.

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This study is essentially based on my own questions concerning contemporary playgrounds. Why are they so unimaginative? What do the children say about them? Is it possible to create playgrounds less constructed, and with more natural elements? This report starts with references to literature studies, personal references and my personal view, and ends with a suggestion for a physical solution for an actual day care centre. The aim is to learn more about how the natural environment affects children, the importance of playing, and try to use this knowledge in a design of a day care centre. My main theme can be summarized in the following question: Why is natural elements in playgrounds considered to be healthy for children? I wanted to create a playground with natural characteristics which I myself would have appreciated as a child. In this study I chose to design a day care centre based on the knowledge I gained from the literature studies. The design is created for the day care centre "Holken" in Lund. I hope my proposed design will inspire the preschool teachers in Holken, as well as other interested persons.

Item Type: Thesis (Other)
Keywords: playgrounds, design, children, nature, preschool, kindergarden, health, horticulture
Subject (faculty): Faculty of Veterinary Medicine and Animal Science > Dept. Landscape Management, Design and Construction
Divisions: SLU > Faculty of Landscape Planning, Horticulture and Agricultural Science
Depositing User: Moa Olsson
Date Deposited: 10 Apr 2008
Last Modified: 18 Aug 2015 10:01
URI: http://ex-epsilon.slu.se/id/eprint/2369

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