This week we have an awesome post from one of our favourites, the Himama Childcare and Preschool Blog. This one is about risky play. Most importantly it discusses how risky play is actually essential in early childhood as it allows children to increase self-confidence as they master skills they may not have known they could take on, it allows them to practice risk assessment from a young age, and reduces fear and anxiety when it comes to interacting with the world and social play. All the assertions made by the author are backed by recent research in the field of Early Childhood Education.
Is your play risky enough?