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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1907 edition. Excerpt: ...On either side of the main building is an open shelter platform and sheltered sand court. The buildings are usually erected in the center of the playground, separating the playground proper from the athletic field. The playgrounds are open on week days from 9 A. M. to 9 P. M., Sundays and holidays from i P. M. to 6 P. M. throughout the entire year. Each playground is under the care of a trained director, who, in addition to taking care of the grounds and apparatus and maintaining discipline, gives instruction in athletics, gymnastics and games, organizes baseball and football teams, and takes the initiative in any other sports or activities within the scope of rational physical training. A city police officer relieves the director at each ground at meal times and assists in maintaining discipline during the evening. In the larger grounds one or two laborers are employed for the entire year to take care of the flowers, trees and shrubbery, keep the grounds in good condition, but in the smaller grounds extra laborers are employed for two months only during the school vacation. A lady kindergartner is also employed at each playground during the summer months to look after the interest of the small children, teaching games and kindergarten exercises, organizing classes in sewing, raffia weaving and other industrial work. The Commission furnishes free of charge the rough material for this work, the children being permitted to keep same after it has been worked into fancy and useful articles. We believe that a playground should not only be what the name implies (a place to play), but they should also be schools of character where some attention is given to the moral makeup of the children as well as to their physical needs. A play space with a...show more

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  • Paperback | 96 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 5mm | 186g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236778022
  • 9781236778024