Designing Settings for Infants and Toddlers

  • Anita Rui Olds


No adult can fail to be moved by the remarkable receptivity to experience of infants or toddlers engrossed in play. Invitations from every element in the environment fill children with wonder, encouraging them to indulge their senses and to explore the limitless motoric capacities of their bodies. Young children live continuously in the here and now of experience, feasting upon nuances of color, light, sound, odor, and touch, unfettered by adult demands to pursue goals, use time well, or respond to someone else’s expectations. Their responses to the environment are immediate and inseparable from the sources of stimulation around them.


Handicapped Child Deaf Child Suspension Bridge Vestibular Stimulation Blind Child 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Anita Rui Olds
    • 1
    • 2
  1. 1.Environmental Facilities for ChildrenAnita Olds and AssociatesCambridgeUSA
  2. 2.Child Study DepartmentTufts UniversityMedfordUSA

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