Journal article

Tree Stumps, Manhole Covers and Rubbish Tins

June Factor

Childhood | SAGE Publications | Published : 2004


The physical features of a primary school playground – dimensions, textures, furnishings, etc. – are incorporated and adapted for their own purposes by children in their free play. Youngsters create an intricate network of usage, play-lines invisible but known to every child at the school. Unfortunately, the general adult indifference to children’s playlore often results in a lack of consultation with the playground’s users when well-meaning but ignorant ‘landscaping’ of a school playground is undertaken.

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