Risk vs. Hazards: Why is risky play important and when is it too dangerous?
Come and learn about why it is so important for children to take risks while they are growing and developing. We will explore how to help children learn to identify, discuss and manage risks to support their physical, social and emotional development. We will discuss how educators can know when things are just too risky as well as how to spot the hazards and remove them from your environment.
Discuss the importance of risk taking for healthy child development.
Understand the difference between risks and hazards.
Explore the difference between healthy risks and just plain dangerous activities.
Learn how to develop Risk Management Policies for your organization.
« Suitable for parents, students, adult instructors/administrators, novice, intermediate and experienced early learning child care professionals working with children of all ages, from infant/toddlers to school age children, including children with extra support needs.
Presenter: Jennifer Hood. Jennifer has over 20 years’ experience developing recreational gymnastics programming for young children in multiple non-profit and sport environments. She received her BA in Anthropology from the University of Victoria in 2000 and then her BEd from UBC in 2002. Focusing on the development of physical literacy in all children, Jennifer opened the first Jump Gymnastics in Yaletown in 2008, her second in North Vancouver in 2014, and recently she expanded programming to include multiple community centres in Vancouver.
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