Risky play can be an intimidating concept for parents and caregivers to try to implement with their children. How much risk is too much? How can play remain safe?
Dr. Mariana Brussoni recognizes the dilemma. In fact, she’s an expert on the subject. Her research focuses on caregivers’ perceptions of risk and safety when it comes to kids’ play, and also on the design of stimulating play environments.
“We consider it thrilling and exciting forms of play involving uncertainty and the chance of physical injury.”
-Dr. Mariana Brussoni on risky play
Active for Life editor-in-chief Richard Monette talked with Dr. Brussoni about the value of risky play and parents’ anxiety around it. She also gave many tips to help parents enable their children to take part in active free play.
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Related resource: Outsideplay.ca