Children's special places : exploring the role of forts, dens, and bush houses in middle childhood

Title

Children's special places : exploring the role of forts, dens, and bush houses in middle childhood

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Description

From the ages of five to twelve, the middle years of childhood, young people explore their surroundings and find or construct private spaces. In these secret places, children develop and control environments of their own and enjoy freedom from the rules of the adult world. Children's Special Places enters these hidden worlds, reveals their importance to children's development and emotional health, and shows educators, parents, and other adults how they can foster a bond between young people and nature that is important to maturation.

Department

Education

ISBN

9780814337622

Publication Date

2002

Publisher

Wayne State University Press

City

Detroit

Keywords

psychology, play psychology, children's playhouses, children

Disciplines

Psychology