Risky Play

Children may lose interest in a playground lacking challenging elements, and the developmental benefits of play are lost before they begin. Risky play is perceived challenge and skill-building just beyond the child’s current ability, and encourages growth, self-regulation and confidence. Playgrounds can provide these challenges and still meet safety standards, and help children practice skills that develop cognitive, physical, emotional and social development. To learn more, read here:

Risky Play and Children’s Safety: Balancing Priorities for Optimal Child Development

Designing Safe, Challenging Playgrounds, LSI

Last Child in the Woods