As parents, it can be anxiety-inducing to watch our children take part in risky play. These tips will help you to support and encourage them.
There’s a steep hill in our local forest that my kids (ages one, four, and six) love to scale. It’s muddy, slippery, and full of tree roots, with ample opportunities to fall, get up, and fall again. I absolutely love watching them challenge themselves to do this, because I can see how it builds their … Continued
The resource, from the Child and Nature Alliance of Canada, offers tips and support for parents and teachers to explore nature with kids year-round.
As we all navigate COVID-19, active, outdoor play is exactly what our kids need. Here are some tips to help them get outside, get creative, and get messy.
The Explore Your 2.4 program encourages children to get outdoors, explore their neighbourhoods, and spend more time in independent play.
I’m a risk-taker, while my husband is much more risk-averse. The lifeguard approach to risky play can help reduce conflict between you and your partner.
The Vivo Play Project gives kids the opportunity to let loose, play freely, and get dirty.
November 20 marks the 30th anniversary of the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child.
Here’s how parents can know when to intervene in their children’s risky play, and how to help facilitate acceptable risk.
Risky play is a hot button topic in parenting. Are you “overprotecting” your children? Or are you “putting them at risk” by allowing them to climb the monkey bars at the park? Researchers are telling us that risky play is necessary for healthy child development. It’s essential for developing confidence and the ability to manage … Continued