The extreme, our children can not dream.
To remove children “from the streets” – understandable for the modern time, the desire – prompted the establishment of the first playgrounds. But you wouldn’t want to ride your child on such a swing. About security in those years nobody thought.
In the public space of the city of the XIX century playgrounds was not. Attempts their arrangement was not a success. So, in the 1850s, in the Central Park of new York approved the plan of allocation for children’s entertainment special area, but in practice, this implementation of bought limited. Only on certain days and only the boys were allowed to play in the Park, which also had neither special equipment nor swings.
The idea of creating a delimited and equipped playing area occurs in Germany in 1885, the Site was a large sandbox where the children looked after special staff. From Germany the idea migrated to Boston, thanks to a German M. Zakrzewski. For several years the Boston “sand parks” became the most visited places of the city, offering more diverse forms of activity, compared to German. In Russia, the first platform was organized in 1884 in St. Petersburg. After 10 years, there were more than 100 equipped areas for children’s recreation.
A seesaw, which can sweep the whole family
Children and adults gathered for the game in Toronto
The emergence and very rapid spread of playgrounds was dictated by the desire to protect children from outdoor hazards and to develop in them physical fitness, good habits, socialization skills. Finally, for just a nice and interesting spend time with the family. Around the development of special children’s areas have formed organizations and committees, which raised the urgent issues of children’s rights, implemented the revision and improvement of the working conditions of children in factories
One of the first sites with the traumatic swings, Great Britain, 1923
In the early 20th century behavior on the Playground was not free and provided organized learning game included theatrical performances, and parades.
Children were swinging on long ropes without surface for Seating
Parents can see where the children fly on the swings
The first site did not meet the safety standards
Very soon the commercial structure through this area, developing different models and the concept of amusement parks. This swing was designed by Charles Winstead Park to one of the parks of great Britain, a favorite place for family holidays that time.
The unreliability of the design of the first swing didn’t stop wanting to ride. In the early twentieth century most of the swings were made of wood, a fragile material, which was quickly wiped away. Children were swinging on long ropes without surface to sit on. Was not a floor covering, softening the blow a fall. The first standardized platform that meets the security criteria appear only in the 1970 – 1980s.
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