Saturday, 13 May 2017

Online tool supports ‘risky play’ | Child in the City

Online tool supports ‘risky play’ | Child in the City

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Associate Professor of Paediatrics Mariana Brussoni, whose team have developed the outside play.ca tool believes that once commonplace, everyday activities have become progressively less available to children because parents are increasingly controlling and limiting where and how their children play without considering the negatives effects of this on their children’s health and development.


She says that research has found that risky play is associated with increased physical activity in children, and the development of social behaviours, self-esteem, and risk management skills without increasing the number of reported injuries. “You still need to manage risks and hazards, but not automatically default only to safety”
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