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The Importance of Risky Play in Childhood

This article has been written by early years consultant, Anne Rodgers, from ATR Consultancy. Why is risky play such an important part of childhood? Children need to be kept safe from potential harm and hazards at all times, but they also need to explore and take risks. 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 – feeling out of control or overcoming fear Mentally – learning how to get out of trouble,... Read More