About the Author:

Donna Thompson, PhD, founded the National Program for Playground Safety and established the NPPS SAFE program for playground safety used by many organizations today. Dr. Thompson has been a professor at the University of Northern Iowa for over 35 years and continues to educate educators, caregivers, and others on playground design and safety.

Donna Thompson, PhD '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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