CRTE2320 Early Childhood - risky play importance
Staff and Student Wellbeing
Risky play is a natural part of children's play and is defined as a thrilling and exciting activity that involves a risk of physical injury; and play that provides opportunities for challenge, testing limits, exploring boundaries and learning about injury risk (Sandseter, 2007; Little & Wyver, 2008). According to Ellen Beate Hansen Sandseter, there are six different categories of risky play: Great heights, Rapid speeds, Dangerous tools, Dangerous elements, Rough and tumble and Disappearing/getting lost. There are many benefits of risky play including problem solving, balance and coordination and building resilience. In this session, the presenter will share the benefits of risky play, share ideas of how to incorporate risky pay regularly into the program and daily set up and share their experiences.
- 1.1.2 Physical, social and intellectual development and characteristics of learners
- 1.2.2 Understand how learners learn
Course Length: 1 hour
Presenter: Linda Churchyard