Facilitators: Dr. Diane Kashin, RECE and Cindy Green, B.Sc, RECE
Risky play is a hot topic in the world of early learning. While risk may be seen as something that is negative and should be avoided, it is extremely beneficial to a child's development. Children require environments that allow them to engage in risk-taking play. Risky play helps children learn about their world; test out what is and is not possible; learn about making mistakes; and discover new things about their space, place, and environment. Risk taking contributes to children’s in-depth problem solving and critical thinking skills. Children in over-regulated environments have significantly fewer opportunities to master the challenges that are available in active play spaces. Attend this interactive workshop to experience the joys and benefits of risky play, engage in dialogue and recognize how our own attitudes may inhibit children’s opportunities for risk-taking and at the same time learn how to manage risky play by engaging in a risk benefit assessment.
Breakfast will be provided.