Benefits of risky play
Do you know how important ‘risky play’ is for your child?
Risky play can be defined as a thrilling and exciting activity, that involves a risk of physical injury, and play that provides opportunities for challenges, testing limits, exploring boundaries, and learning about injury risk.
Obviously, here at Les Petit Bellots, your children are safe, and all risk minimized and prevented.
However, we do offer them the opportunity to challenge themselves, develop their self-confidence, resilience, executive functioning abilities and even risk-management skills through supervised risky play activities.
WHAT ARE THE Benefits of risky play? Risky play allows children to challenge themselves on many levels:
- Physically: by climbing a little higher, running a little faster or jumping a little further
- Emotionally: by feeling out of control, or overcoming fear
- Mentally: by learning how to get out of trouble, learning their own boundaries and that of the environment around them
Research also shows that engaging in risky play can actually reduce the risk of injury too. Risky play is a fundamental way for children to figure out the world — how the world works, how their body works.
The benefits include children being able to expand their skills as they climb higher, reach further, or balance for longer, but also experience the consequences of taking risks beyond their current ability.
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