Playgrounds are places where children can slide, swing, jump, skate, climb and do all those things which their motor control development requires. Furthermore, the social skills which children acquire on the playground develop into capabilities which they take with them into adulthood. Studies show that playgrounds are among the most important locations for young people outside the settings of home and school. This title is dedicated to the international “kidscapes" of today and presents the most innovative concepts and current trends of this demanding area of design. The projects lead to the knowledge that constructive collaboration on the part of architects and designers, landscape architects and municipal planners, artists and toy manufacturers is the key to the well-being of the children. Skinners
I was looking for inspiration and this book was brimming with fantastic playgrounds from around the world, not just your run of the mill slides and swings - but designed play spaces that just screamed fun and imagination, the only thing better than reading this book would be to visit the playgrounds it features.