Children, Youth and Environments
Vol. 21, No.2 (2011)
ISSN 1546-2250

Table of Contents

Acknowledgment

Acknowledgement of Reviewers
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Articles

Children’s Gendered and Non-Gendered Play in Natural Spaces
[HTML Abstract] [PDF Full Version (872 KB)]
Eva Änggård

Circulating through the System: Juvenile Justice and the Mobile Lives of Street Children in the Dominican Republic
[HTML Abstract] [PDF Full Version (132 KB)]
Jon Wolseth

School Travel Mode Choice and Characteristics of the Children, School and Neighborhood
[HTML Abstract] [PDF Full Version (407 KB)]
Jamie E.L. Spinney and Hugh Millward

Connection to Place: Exploring Community Satisfaction and Attachment among Rural Youth
[HTML Abstract] [PDF Full Version (185 KB)]
Kristi S. Lekies

Bicycling and Spatial Knowledge in Children: An Exploratory Study in Davis, California
[HTML Abstract] [PDF Full Version (283 KB)]
Rachel Maiss and Susan Handy

A Place of My Own: Exploring Preschool Children’s Special Places in the Home Environment
[HTML Abstract] [PDF Full Version (275 KB)]
Carie Green

Urban Students’ Definitions and Perceptions of Nature
[HTML Abstract] [PDF Full Version (433 KB)]
Rachel F. Aaron and Peter A. Witt

Perceptions of Wildlife Parks by Youth Who Live Near Them: A Study in Samburu, Kenya
[HTML Abstract] [PDF Full Version (219 KB)]
Brett L. Bruyere, Adam W. Beh and George Foster

Reports from the Field

Gente a favor de gente—People Helping People: Assessing a Child Development Intervention in Colonias in Ciudad Juárez, Mexico
[HTML Abstract] [PDF Full Version (341 KB)]
Alma Angelica Hernandez

Youth Fitness Programming: A Pilot Youth Fitness and Life Skill Program Implementation for At-Risk Youth
[HTML Abstract] [PDF Full Version (61 KB)]
Bryce Barker and Tanya Forneris

Special Section: Designing Environments to Promote Play-Based Science Learning

Guest Editors: Jennifer D. Adams and David E. Kanter

Introduction

Playing to Learn Science: Exploring Contexts and Concepts
[PDF Full Version (52 KB)]
Jennifer D. Adams and David E. Kanter

Articles

Connecting Informal and Formal Science Learning through Play

Early Engineering in Young Children’s Exploratory Play with Tangible Materials
[HTML Abstract] [PDF Full Version (294 KB)]
Diana Bairaktarova, Demetra Evangelou, Aikaterini Bagiati and Sean Brophy

Designing for Play-Based Learning of Scientific Concepts: Digital Tools for Bridging School and Science Museum Contexts
[HTML Abstract] [PDF Full Version (114 KB)]
Cecilie F. Jahreie, Hans Christian Arnseth, Ingeborg Krange, Ole Smørdal and Anders Kluge

Notes from the Field

Affective Learning in Playful Learning Environments: Physics Outreach Challenges
[HTML Abstract] [PDF Full Version (264 KB)]
Rachel F. Moll

Merging Playfulness with the Formal Science Curriculum in an Outdoor Learning Environment
[HTML Abstract] [PDF Full Version (287 KB)]
Molly Yunker, Nir Orion and Hila Lernau

Playing to Learn at Home and in the Community

Co-creating Playful Environments That Support Children’s Science and Mathematics Learning as Cultural Activity: Insights from Home-Educating Families
[HTML Abstract] [PDF Full Version (204 KB)]
Jennifer Bachman and Lynn Dierking

Notes from the Field

Playing with Science: Models for Engaging Communities
[HTML Abstract] [PDF Full Version (284 KB)]
Adam Johnston, Malcolm B. Butler, Felicia Moore Mensah and Brian Williams

Playscapes: Designs for Play, Exploration and Science Inquiry
[HTML Abstract] [PDF Full Version (739 KB)]
Eleanor Luken, Victoria Carr and Rhonda Douglas Brown

Researching Playful Science Learning

Using Iterative Design and Evaluation to Develop Playful Learning Experiences
[HTML Abstract] [PDF Full Version (423 KB)]
Toni Dancu, Joshua P. Gutwill and Nina Hido

Guiding Play for Science Learning in Middle School
[HTML Abstract] [PDF Full Version (231 KB)]
David E. Kanter, Sameer Honwad, Jennifer D. Adams and Adiel Fernandez

Assessing a Children’s Zoo Designed to Promote Science Learning Behavior through Active Play: How Does It Measure Up?
[HTML Abstract] [PDF Full Version (801 KB)]
Eric A. Worch and Jodi J. Haney

Note from the Field

In the Hand and Mind: The Intersection of Loose Parts and Imagination in Evocative Settings for Young Children
[HTML Abstract] [PDF Full Version (790 KB)]
Mary Jo Sutton

Book Reviews

Awakening Creativity: Dandelion School Blossoms
Lily Yeh

Raising Elijah: Protecting Our Children in an Age of Environmental Crisis
Sandra Steingraber

The Nature Principle: Human Restoration and the End of Nature Deficit Disorder
Richard Louv

Asphalt to Ecosystems: Design Ideas for Schoolyard Transformation
Sharon Danks

Wild Play: Parenting Adventures in the Great Outdoors
David Sobel

Imagined Orphans – Poor Families, Child Welfare, and Contested Citizenship in London
Lydia Murdoch

Other Publications of Note

Making Healthy Places: Designing and Building for Health, Well-being, and Sustainability
Andrew L. Dannenberg

Young Citizens: Youth and Participatory Governance in Africa #64 Participatory Learning and Action
Rosemary McGee

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