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Risk taking - given the opportunity for free play & calculated risks, children are natural risk-assessors (",)

Risk taking - given the opportunity for free play & calculated risks, children are natural risk-assessors (",) Some very lucky learners with amazing forward thinking educators.

Children are quite capable of doing their own ‘risk assessment’.

Children are quite capable of doing their own ‘risk assessment’.

Check out these ideas on risky play for your kids to try! Whether its hide and seek, playing with unnatural elements  all of these activities involve some risk, but are beneficial for your child’s development.

Teacher Tom: Safe Enough - adults overestimate danger; kids learn their limitations through "safety play". This would be great use for our left over fence boards!

Mairtown Kindergarten: Hanging Bars. Great post about making monkey bars and how this kind of play supports both learning and the children's ability to assess and manage their own risk-taking. Originally Pinned by Alec from http://childsplaymusic.com.au/

Great post about making monkey bars and how this kind of play supports both learning and the children's ability to assess and manage their own risk-taking.

"But…Isn’t It Dangerous? Risk and Reward in Nature Play" from http://www.ecology.com --  "Ultimately, a child can practice and learn good judgment by climbing trees at age eight, or that can wait until they are 16 and behind the wheel of a car. Either way, that learning must occur if a child is to be well-equipped to face the on-going dangers and challenges of adult life."

Kids need to play in nature! Research shows childhood outdoors experiences have developmental benefits. //Risk and Reward in Nature Play article by Ken Finch

Tons of outside play area ideas. Esp. love planks and tires, making own balance courses...

ninja obstacle course Tons of outside play area ideas. love planks and tires, making own balance courses.