Risk, resilience & loose parts play – Hamilton
Presented by Robin Christie
Adult-supported and developmentally appropriate risky play is vital to children's physical, emotional, social, and cognitive development. Research from Aotearoa and across the globe points to the long-term benefits of this kind of play, especially in the development of children’s resilience, the ability to ‘bounce back’ from negative experiences. Te Whāriki also celebrates the importance of this kind of play numerous times, including specifically for toddlers.