The Resource The Design of Childhood : How the Material World Shapes Independent Kids, (electronic resource)

The Design of Childhood : How the Material World Shapes Independent Kids, (electronic resource)

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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
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Subject
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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. The Design of Childhood will change the way you view your children's world--and your own
Cataloging source
EBLCP
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Lange, Alexandra
Dewey number
711/.558
Index
no index present
LC call number
GV425
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Play environments
  • Playgrounds
  • Toys
  • Child development
  • ANTIQUES & COLLECTIBLES / Toys
  • Nonfiction
  • Family & Relationships
Label
The Design of Childhood : How the Material World Shapes Independent Kids, (electronic resource)
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Publication
Note
Description based upon print version of record
Antecedent source
unknown
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Intro; Half Title; Dedication; Also by Alexandra Lange; Title Page; Contents; Introduction; Chapter One: Blocks; Chapter Two: House; Chapter Three: School; Chapter Four: Playground; Chapter Five: City; Conclusion; Acknowledgments; Notes; Bibliography; Index; A Note on the Author; Copyright
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unknown
Extent
1 online resource (270 p.)
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unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781632866370
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unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
ce10299b-114b-495b-8648-709ae68a1c38
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
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unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)1036814833
Label
The Design of Childhood : How the Material World Shapes Independent Kids, (electronic resource)
Link
Publication
Note
Description based upon print version of record
Antecedent source
unknown
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Intro; Half Title; Dedication; Also by Alexandra Lange; Title Page; Contents; Introduction; Chapter One: Blocks; Chapter Two: House; Chapter Three: School; Chapter Four: Playground; Chapter Five: City; Conclusion; Acknowledgments; Notes; Bibliography; Index; A Note on the Author; Copyright
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (270 p.)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781632866370
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
ce10299b-114b-495b-8648-709ae68a1c38
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)1036814833

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