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The Resource The Design of Childhood : How the Material World Shapes Independent Kids, Alexandra Lange

The Design of Childhood : How the Material World Shapes Independent Kids, Alexandra Lange

Label
The Design of Childhood : How the Material World Shapes Independent Kids
Title
The Design of Childhood
Title remainder
How the Material World Shapes Independent Kids
Statement of responsibility
Alexandra Lange
Creator
Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"From building blocks to city blocks, an eye-opening exploration of how children's playthings and physical surroundings affect their development. Parents obsess over their children's playdates, kindergarten curriculum, and every bump and bruise, but the toys, classrooms, playgrounds, and neighborhoods little ones engage with are just as important. These objects and spaces encode decades, even centuries of changing ideas about what makes for good child-rearing--and what does not. Do you choose wooden toys, or plastic, or, increasingly, digital? What do youngsters lose when seesaws are deemed too dangerous and slides are designed primarily for safety? How can the built environment help children cultivate self-reliance? In these debates, parents, educators, and kids themselves are often caught in the middle. Now, prominent design critic Alexandra Lange reveals the surprising histories behind the human-made elements of our children's pint-size landscape. Her fascinating investigation shows how the seemingly innocuous universe of stuff affects kids' behavior, values, and health, often in subtle ways. And she reveals how years of decisions by toymakers, architects, and urban planners have helped--and hindered--American youngsters' journeys toward independence. Seen through Lange's eyes, everything from the sandbox to the street becomes vibrant with buried meaning. Perfect for parents, educators, and anyone interested in design and architecture, [this book] will change the way you view the world--by showing it to you through children's eyes."--Dust jacket
Cataloging source
PNX
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Lange, Alexandra
Dewey number
711/.558
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
Language note
Text in English
LC call number
GV425
LC item number
.L36 2018
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Play environments
  • Playgrounds
  • Toys
  • Child development
Label
The Design of Childhood : How the Material World Shapes Independent Kids, Alexandra Lange
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (page [381]-395) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Blocks -- House -- School -- Playground -- City
Control code
ocn1038067825
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
407 pages
Isbn
9781632866356
Lccn
bl2018071045
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
Label
The Design of Childhood : How the Material World Shapes Independent Kids, Alexandra Lange
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (page [381]-395) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Blocks -- House -- School -- Playground -- City
Control code
ocn1038067825
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
407 pages
Isbn
9781632866356
Lccn
bl2018071045
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations

Library Locations

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      1095 Sixth Avenue, Marion, IA, 52302, US
      42.032284 -91.59893
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