Exploring the World of Risky Play: Insights from Dr. Brussoni and Play Lab at UBC

Understanding Risky Play:
While the importance of play in learning is widely acknowledged, the concept of risky play might raise eyebrows among parents and early years professionals. Dr. Brussoni’s groundbreaking work in this area challenges conventional notions, offering surprising insights into the benefits of embracing risk in children’s play experiences.

Play Lab at UBC: Leading the Way in Child Injury Prevention:
At the forefront of this research is Play Lab at the University of British Columbia (UBC). Devoted to the study of child injury prevention and outdoor play, Play Lab examines various aspects, including the impact of outdoor play on children, the role of adults in shaping play opportunities, the design of outdoor environments, and policies promoting outdoor play. Explore their initiatives and findings at Play Lab.

Insights from Rachel Ramsden’s Session:
FRP-BC recently had the privilege of hosting Rachel Ramsden, who shared valuable insights into their work. For those who missed the session, you can access Rachel’s presentation slides. These resources provide a deeper understanding of the critical role small environmental shifts play in enhancing children’s lives.

Embracing Small Shifts:
Rachel’s presentation highlights the fascinating impact that seemingly minor changes in a child’s environment can have. We highly recommend taking a closer look at the resources to discover how small shifts can go a long way in shaping the experiences of children.

Connect with Play Lab:
If you’re intrigued and want to delve deeper into the world of outdoor play and child injury prevention, Play Lab is just an email away. Reach out to them at playoutside@bcchr.ca to learn more or get involved

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