I understand the value of risky and adventurous play. On the other hand, I’ve also seen it not turn out so well—with my own child.
Parachute’s Safe Kids Week runs from May 30 to June 5 this year, and the theme is #PlaySafeOutdoors. Here’s how to take part.
As a parent, it can be scary to let your child play out of your sight. But when done wisely, it has great benefits for kids.
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.