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In this three part video, Neville Dwyer talks to five educators about how educators plan for adventurous or risky play. It also helps you explore a series of discussion points that will help in exploring risk, how we think about it, what stops us and others from taking risks or setting up risky experiences for children and how we can build risk into our daily planning.
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As we hurtle into the twenty first century increasingly we find a society that is becoming more #risk averse. http://www.earlychildhoodaustralia.org.au/nqsplp/e-learning-videos/talking-about-practice/adventurous-play-developing-a-culture-of-risky-play/

As we hurtle into the twenty first century increasingly we find a society that is becoming more #risk averse. http://www.earlychildhoodaustralia.org.au/nqsplp/e-learning-videos/talking-about-practice/adventurous-play-developing-a-culture-of-risky-play/

Do you remember your childhood? Where you played? Who you played with? The secret places, the fun, the danger, the freedom, the smells, the excitement, the long days, the exhaustion? Did you take risks? http://www.earlychildhoodaustralia.org.au/nqsplp/e-learning-videos/talking-about-practice/adventurous-play-developing-a-culture-of-risky-play/

Do you remember your childhood? Where you played? Who you played with? The secret places, the fun, the danger, the freedom, the smells, the excitement, the long days, the exhaustion? Did you take risks? http://www.earlychildhoodaustralia.org.au/nqsplp/e-learning-videos/talking-about-practice/adventurous-play-developing-a-culture-of-risky-play/

Part 1 of 3 - The 'Talking about practice' series- ,Adventurous play—Developing a culture of risky play Part 1 of 3 is designed to support discussion and reflection about the #NQS and its relationship to what educators in varied settings currently think, plan and do. http://www.earlychildhoodaustralia.org.au/nqsplp/e-learning-videos/talking-about-practice/adventurous-play-developing-a-culture-of-risky-play/

Part 1 of 3 - The 'Talking about practice' series- ,Adventurous play—Developing a culture of risky play Part 1 of 3 is designed to support discussion and reflection about the #NQS and its relationship to what educators in varied settings currently think, plan and do. http://www.earlychildhoodaustralia.org.au/nqsplp/e-learning-videos/talking-about-practice/adventurous-play-developing-a-culture-of-risky-play/

In our desire to ‘keep children safe’ we create play environments that are devoid of adventure and interest. http://www.earlychildhoodaustralia.org.au/nqsplp/e-learning-videos/talking-about-practice/adventurous-play-developing-a-culture-of-risky-play/

In our desire to ‘keep children safe’ we create play environments that are devoid of adventure and interest. http://www.earlychildhoodaustralia.org.au/nqsplp/e-learning-videos/talking-about-practice/adventurous-play-developing-a-culture-of-risky-play/

In this three part video, Neville Dwyer talks to five educators about how educators plan for adventurous or risky play. http://www.earlychildhoodaustralia.org.au/nqsplp/e-learning-videos/talking-about-practice/adventurous-play-developing-a-culture-of-risky-play/

In this three part video, Neville Dwyer talks to five educators about how educators plan for adventurous or risky play. http://www.earlychildhoodaustralia.org.au/nqsplp/e-learning-videos/talking-about-practice/adventurous-play-developing-a-culture-of-risky-play/

Our society’s fixation on safety and ‘no risk’ play starts in the early years and continues as children grow older. http://www.earlychildhoodaustralia.org.au/nqsplp/e-learning-videos/talking-about-practice/adventurous-play-developing-a-culture-of-risky-play/

Our society’s fixation on safety and ‘no risk’ play starts in the early years and continues as children grow older. http://www.earlychildhoodaustralia.org.au/nqsplp/e-learning-videos/talking-about-practice/adventurous-play-developing-a-culture-of-risky-play/

Have a discussion about the world of children today—What are the differences between your childhood and theirs?ƒ What influences the decisions we (parents, community and educators) make about children and play?ƒ What opportunities do they have to explore the world? http://www.earlychildhoodaustralia.org.au/nqsplp/e-learning-videos/talking-about-practice/adventurous-play-developing-a-culture-of-risky-play/

Have a discussion about the world of children today—What are the differences between your childhood and theirs?ƒ What influences the decisions we (parents, community and educators) make about children and play?ƒ What opportunities do they have to explore the world? http://www.earlychildhoodaustralia.org.au/nqsplp/e-learning-videos/talking-about-practice/adventurous-play-developing-a-culture-of-risky-play/

To help you explore the Talking about practice video on risk and play we have set up a series of discussion points that will help in exploring risk, how we think about it, what stops us and others from taking risks or setting up risky experiences for children and how we can build risk into our daily planning. http://www.earlychildhoodaustralia.org.au/nqsplp/e-learning-videos/talking-about-practice/adventurous-play-developing-a-culture-of-risky-play/

To help you explore the Talking about practice video on risk and play we have set up a series of discussion points that will help in exploring risk, how we think about it, what stops us and others from taking risks or setting up risky experiences for children and how we can build risk into our daily planning. http://www.earlychildhoodaustralia.org.au/nqsplp/e-learning-videos/talking-about-practice/adventurous-play-developing-a-culture-of-risky-play/


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