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SAFE and Fun Playgrounds: A Handbook


Play is important for cognitive, emotional, and physical development of children. A key component in fostering play is a safe and healthy environment. SAFE and Fun Playgrounds: A Handbook will help you create pleasing and challenging playgrounds for children ages 6 months to 12 years that are safe, but not boring. Using the S.A.F.E.™ Playground Injury Prevention framework, this book will guide you through four components experts have identified for safety:

  • Supervision by appropriate individuals
  • Age-appropriate design
  • Fall-surfacing that contains approved materials
  • Equipment maintenance


  • 176 pages
  • Authors: Heather M. Olsen, Susan D. Hudson, and Donna Thompson
  • 7” x 10” paperback

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