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Thursday, February 22 • 12:30 - 14:00
Risky play: Not a risk

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Risky play is not a risk but a benefit to children. Learn about what research says about risky play and how to support children in taking safe risks in a school setting. Climbing a tree, jumping off a tree, balancing on a tree log, using real tools… Numerous research has indicated that these types of risky play are not a risk but benefit children. In fact, risky play is an essential part of child and youth development. Risky play contributes to children’s critical thinking skills as well as their healthy and active life styles. Risky play also plays an important role in helping children establish competencies and a sense of identity. In this session, you will learn about research based knowledge of risky play, discuss how to support children in taking safe risks in a school setting, and learn how to manage risky play by engaging in a risk benefit assessment.


Bora Kim

Bora Kim is a faculty in the Early Childhood Education program at Lethbridge College. She holds a Master’s degree in Child and Youth Study and advocates children’s healthy and active life styles through outdoor play.

Thursday February 22, 2018 12:30 - 14:00 MST
L 1168 University Library, University of Lethbridge, 4401 University Drive, Lethbridge, Alberta T1K 3M4