Play without risk is like a hotdog without mustard. It’s better than nothing but so much tastier when the two are together. Play without risk still has some value, but it quickly becomes rather boring....Read more
Despite all the research that tells parents how good it is for their children to spend time playing outside, they are spending more time indoors than ever before. It seems that concerns about the dangers...Read more
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With recent news of the college cheating scandal in which parents allegedly paid for their children to gain entrance to the most prestigious post-secondary institutions in the United States, increased attention has been placed on...Read more
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Remember your childhood. If you climbed the trees, scrambled along large boulders, ran along the roof of the garage, built houses on the trees and built snow fortresses, rolled down from the green hill and built...Read more
How vital are playgrounds in today’s society? For many people, unstructured outdoor play is viewed as a luxury, not a necessity. As a result, children don’t devote as much time in unstructured outdoor play as...Read more
Young Explorers is a series of two-minute films that visually examines what happens when you allow toddlers to explore a city completely alone. Jacob Krupnick, a Brooklyn-based filmmaker and photographer is behind the project.
Krupnick’s work incorporates movement and...Read more
The International Play Association conference in Calgary provided Robin Sutcliffe with an opportunity to reflect, a process which gave rise to some concerns. In the first of this two part-article, he suggests that the ‘movers...Read more
The term ‘risky play’ has become a banner for the movement to allow children more freedom to play within environments that meet their need to be adventurous, challenge themselves and learn how to navigate the world rather...Read more
A free online tool, developed by the University of British Columbia, to encourage parents to allow their children to take part in ‘risky’ outdoor play is now live. Adrian Voce reports.
A tool to encourage and...Read more