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  • T. Gill, No Fear: Growing up in a risk adverse society, Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation, London, United Kingdom, 2007. A. Stephenson, “Physical risk-taking: dangerous or endangered?” Early Years, vol. 23, no.1, pp. 35-43, 2003. 
  • E.B. Sandseter, “Categorising risky play - how can we identify risk-taking in children's play?” European Early Childhood Education Research Journal, vol. 15, no. 2, pp. 237-252, 2007. 
  • H. Little, and S. Wyver, “Individual differences in children’s risk perceptions and appraisals in outdoor play environments”, International Journal of Early Years Education, vol. 18, no. 4, pp. 297-313, 2010. 
  • B. E. Hendricks, Designing For Play, Ashgate Publishing Ltd., Aldershot, England, 2001. 
  • J. Root, Play Without Pain: A manual for playground safety, Child Accident Prevention Foundation of Australia, Melbourne, Australia, 1983. 
  • M. Hillman, J. Adams and J. Whitelegg, One False Move: A study of children’s independent mobility, Policy Studies Institute, London, United Kingdom, 1997. 
  • H. Little and S. Wyver, “Outdoor play: Does avoiding the risks reduce the benefits?”Australian Journal of Early Childhood, vol. 33, no. 2, pp. 33-40, 2008. The Photo Shelter Website (2005) [Online]. Available: 
  • R. Louv, Last child in the woods: Saving our children from nature deficit disorder. Chapel Hill, NC: Algonquin Books, 2005. 
  • H. Tovey, Playing outdoors: Spaces and places, risk and challenge. Maidenhead, Berkshire, UK: Open University Press, 2007. 
  • J. Gleave. Risk and Play: A literature review, National Children’s Bureau, London, England, 2008. 
  • D. Ball, “Playgrounds – Risks, Benefits and Choices”, Middlesex University, London N19 5LW, 2002. Playground equipment - General safety requirements and test methods, Australian Standard AS4685.1, 2004. Playground equipment and surfacing – Part 11: Additional specific requirements and test methods for spatial network EN 1176-11, 2008 
  • H. Little. “Relationship between parents’ beliefs and their responses to children’s risk-taking behaviour during outdoor play”, Journal of Early Childhood Research, vol.8, no. 3, pp. 315-330. 
  • M. Jansson and B. Persson, “Playground planning and management: An evaluation of standard-influenced provision through user needs”, Urban Forestry & Urban Greening, vol. 9, pp. 33–42, 2010. 
  • A. C. Barbour, “The Impact of Playground Design on the Play Behaviors of Children with Differing Levels of Physical Competence”, Early Childhood Research Quarterly, vol. 14, no. 1, pp. 75-98, 1999. 
  • P. Metin, “The Effects of Traditional Playground Equipment Design in Children’s Development Needs”, M. of Sci. thesis, The Middle Eastern Technical University, Ankara, Turkey, Jul. 2003. 
  • C. Macarthur, X. Hu, D. E. Wesson and P. C. Parkin, “Risk factors for severe injuries associated with falls from playground equipment”, Accident Analysis and Prevention, vol. 32, pp. 377–382, 2000. 
  • D. Eager, “Why Children Need Risk”, Pediatric Trauma Seminar, Sydney Children’s Seminar, Jun. 2008. 
  • R. White and V. L. Stoecklin, “Children's Outdoor Play & Learning Environments: Returning to Nature”, Early Childhood New, March/April Ed., 1998. 
  • NRPA, The Dirty Dozen, NRPA, Washington, America. 
  • C. Gilchrist (2010) New Playground for Darling Harbour, [Online], Available: 
  • Darling Walk at Aspect Studios (2010) [Online], Available: 
  • KIDS NDD, Inclusive Design for Play, Play England, London, England, 2009. J. Merlino, The Good Play Space Guide, Department for Victorian Communities, Melbourne, Australia, 2007. 
  • J. Boushh (2010) The Benefits of Risk on a Playground on hsbs-play. [Online]. Available: 
  • C. Keenan (2010) Playground safety gives way to fun at SMH [Online], Available: 
  • S. J. Audrey. (2004) Enter at You Own Risk on travel webshots [Online]. Available
  • Letting your children play in public spaces: /How to keep children safe in public spaces