It’s time for a game of risk, except this one won’t be played as a board game in the safety of your home.
So many things we’ve warned our children not to do, should be done, or at least so says a recent Canadian study. The research, out of UBC, finds risky outdoor play, such as climbing, jumping and basically most anything we warn our children not to do, is fair game. In fact, these activities are not only beneficial for children’s health, but they also encourage creativity, social skills and resilience.
The study’s lead author, Mariana Brussoni, discovered that all of our efforts to protect our children from getting hurt- especially by the last generation – are stunting healthy child development.
Now, Delta, Richmond and North Vancouver are all adding risk to their playgrounds.
Now I ask you, would you like to see Manitoba playgrounds add more risk? Taking your calls and texts after 1pm: 204.780.6868.