On 30th May, Play Australia will be conducting a free webinar for Educators on risky play. Educators will have the opportunity to see examples of risky play in action outdoors and how this is shared with families and reflected upon within the educating team.
Risky play involves unstructured, usually outdoor contexts which invite children to play and experiment without knowing how it will end. In other words, more than revolving around hazardous actions, risky play is about letting kids push the limits of the known, predictable world and testing their environment. Naturally, the notion of risky play varies with age – so while whizzing down a playground slide or engaging in some rough and tumble with a mate may qualify as risky play for a toddler, an 8-year-old will hardly bat an eyelid, preferring perhaps to climb the branches of a great oak or go biking on a new trail.
Risky Play is necessary to build confidence, self-esteem and resilience in very young children, but how do we define this risk-benefit?
Presented by Barb Champion (Executive Director, Play Australia) and Bron Joslyn (Early Childhood Teacher, Diamond Creek Memorial Kindergarten).
Date and Time: Monday 30th May, 2022 - 4:00pm - 5:00pm (AEST).
To register: Outdoor Risky Play For Child Development