Risky Play:  The Importance of Risky Play for Young Children

Friday May 1, 2020 - 1 Hour

Price: $0.00

Registration Deadline: Thursday December 31, 2020

Join Be Active Kids as we partner with Pop-Up Adventure Play to learn more about Risky Play.   Risky play is freely chosen, personally directed and intrinsically motivated.  This type of play provides children with an exhilarating positive emotion and exposes the child to the stimuli they previously feared.  It is thrilling, exciting, uncertain, and unpredictable.   Join us to learn what risky play is, why it is important and how to incorporate risky play into a child’s life.

Morgan Leichter-Saxby, a playworker and researcher, who has worked with institutions and grassroots initiatives to support play around the world.  She is co-author of The New Adventure Playground Movement: How Communities across the USA are returning Risk and Play to Childhood, a founding member of Pop-Up Adventure Playground, and is currently working toward a PhD in playwork.


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