About the Author:

Heather M. Olsen, EdD, executive director of the National Program for Playground Safety has spent her professional career providing education and training for safe and engaging playgrounds across the country. Dr. Olsen is also a professor at the University of Northern Iowa in the College of Education.

Heather M. Olsen, EdD 's Books

  • SAFE and Fun Playgrounds

    Authors: Heather M. Olsen, Susan D. Hudson, Donna Thompson

    Product Code:
    544601 (Softbound)
    544618 (e-book)
    978-1-60554-460-1 (Softbound)
    978-1-60554-461-8 (e-book)

    Description & More Details

    Published by Redleaf Press Free sample chapter

    Play is important for cognitive, emotional, and physical development of children. Use the four components experts have identified for safety:

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

    This handbook is what you need to create pleasing and challenging playgrounds that are safe, but not boring.

    Softbound, 176 pgs. E-book available.

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