A childrens garden with Seussian flare : inspiring children to read through the use of landscape

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dc.contributor.advisor Hunt, Martha A.
dc.contributor.author Grant, April M. en_US
dc.date.accessioned 2011-06-03T20:01:29Z
dc.date.available 2011-06-03T20:01:29Z
dc.date.created 2006 en_US
dc.date.issued 2006
dc.identifier LD2489.Z53 2006 .G73 en_US
dc.identifier.uri http://cardinalscholar.bsu.edu/handle/handle/189160
dc.description.abstract America's ranking as one of the most powerful nations in the world is rapidly decreasing due to lulling test scores in today's youth- Children seem less excited about school and lemming and more excited about the latest fashion trends and video games. There isn't the same passion as before to learn. Reading is a huge factor when considering school test scores, and it has been shown that children who enjoy reading or start reading at an earlier age excel in school. If children can he inspired to read at an earlier age, there is a larger possibility that they will continue to read throughout life producing this so-called inspiration is the key to success.By combining simple principles of play and interaction with a fun piece of literature like Dr. Seuss, children could once again be inspired to read. The Maring-Hunt Library, located on the south side of Muncie, Indiana, has already integrated this boldness into their architecture. By pulling the library's color and passion or reading into the landscape, a fun and exciting atmosphere would thus be created.From the activity zones to the many small reading gardens, each part incorporates words and objects into the tearing process. By allowing children to interact with words and objects from their favorite books, their capacity to retain information increases.Providing areas not only for children but for the surrounding community is another aspect to this garden. Incorporating the existing community gardens and creating small spaces for the retirement community to use also factor into this design.In the end, this garden has multiple uses all combined under one sole purpose: to inspire children to read. Through the use of themes and words from Dr. Seuss, this garden can and will accomplish the goal of inspiring children to learn find to continue reading throughout life.
dc.description.sponsorship College of Architecture and Planning
dc.format.extent v, 48 leaves : ill. ; 22 x 28 cm. + 1 CD-ROM. en_US
dc.source Virtual Press en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Landscape architecture. en_US
dc.title A childrens garden with Seussian flare : inspiring children to read through the use of landscape en_US
dc.type Undergraduate 5th year College of Architecture and Planning thesis.
dc.description.notes "LA 404: 5th year Comprehensive Project."
dc.description.degree Thesis (B.L.A.)
dc.identifier.cardcat-url http://liblink.bsu.edu/catkey/1341355 en_US

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