Adventure - The Value of Risk in Children's Play

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Adventure - The Value of Risk in Children's Play

Authored by Joan Almon

Children's free play is full of risk-taking, a fact that frightens many adults who have become risk-averse. Yet many experts feel that this aversion is excessive and even harmful. They point to children's natural capacity for risk-assessment which needs to be developed rather than suppressed in childhood. This Alliance for Childhood publication looks at the value of risk from many angles, including interviews with directors of adventure playgrounds that encourage adventurous play yet have very low accident rates. The central conclusion: Give children genuine risk and they rise to it. They are then prepared to meet life's challenges.

Publication Date:
1492167320 / 9781492167327
Page Count:
Binding Type:
US Trade Paper
Trim Size:
8.5" x 11"
Full Color
Related Categories:
Education / Preschool & Kindergarten

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