firsttimeuser: photo by Yevgeny Khaldei (thank you)
Have things gone too far in this age of so-called helicopter parenting? Does the answer lie in relaxing our concerns about risk, or something different? What do you think?
Jacob Aue Sobol. Girl in box. Riga, 2015. [5th journey of Arrivals and Departures]. [::SemAp FB || SemAp::]
Risky play Do you allow your children to take risks in their play, or do you wrap them up in cotton wool? Laura England considers the benefits of allowing children to play as they would like, developing important life-skills alongside a greater understanding of risk.
Infographic: Types of Risky Play. Risky play is important to children's development. It helps develop confidence, autonomy, and physical development. When children push themselves past their fears, they develop into less anxious adults.
let the children play: outdoor play: when benefits outweigh the risks/ letting children play and take risks
Learning for Life: Outdoor Play Link-Up - Risky Business
Teacher Tom: If We Don't Play In The Rain, We Don't Play Outdoors At All