Educators as Supporters of Risky Play and the Benefits of Healthy Risk-Taking March 7, 21 & April 4, 2019
6:30pm- 8:00pm
How are you providing experiences that support healthy risk and challenges for young children? As educators, we are aware of the need for children to take healthy risks, and the benefits and challenges that go with it. When given the chance to engage freely in adventurous play they quickly learn to assess their own skills and match them to the demands of the environment. How do we provide environments that allow children to engage in risk-taking play that contributes to their in-depth problem solving and critical thinking skills?

If this sparks your curiosity, join us in this three-part interactive series that will support your practice.You will experience the joys and benefits of risky play, engage in dialogue and recognize how your own attitudes may inhibit children’s opportunities for risk-taking, as well as challenge your own thinking lens.

Part One: What is Risk and no Risk?

  • Risky play as part of early education. Children are intrinsic risk-based learners and need to experience risk to know how to manage it
  • Concepts of risky play and relationship of risk development
  • Hurdles, challenges and opportunities

Part Two: Play – What is it all about?

  • Play and engaging in risky play
  • Increase opportunities for children’s choices in risk-taking

Part Three: Making Connections

  • Children around the world in risky play situations
  • Play and interactive games
  • Strategies for implementing in your program.

Commitment to all three session is required.

Facilitator: Serena LeChat, RECE

Location:
The Halton Resource Connection
410 Bronte Street South, Milton
Tiffany Room
Cost:
THRC Member: $20
Non-Members: $30
Registration:
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Registration Deadline:
February 28, 2019

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