Risk and Adventure In Early Years Outdoor Play | Quote 02699

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In settings with outdoor spaces, the challenge for practitioners may be to review the space and to think about ways to increase the risks, rather than minimise them. A concrete square has few visible risks, and yet children fall or push each other over and accidents happen. It may even be that some of the ‘accidents’ are the result of the limitations of the space, a direct correlation with the sterile safety being offered to the children. Perhaps if they had the challenge of a pile of logs to scramble over, the risks would be focused, could be discussed and managed, and learning could take place.

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Sara Knight

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Risk and Adventure In Early Years Outdoor Play

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