Canadian Injury Prevention Conference
Thank you to everyone who joined Emma and I today! It’s always such a pleasure to share our joy for outdoor play and learning. The slides from our session can be viewed here.bc-injury-prevention-conference-compressed
Resources that might interest you and your colleagues:
Read this blog post I wrote about Risky Play
For parents and caregivers who fear the worst and need reassurance that the benefits of unstructured play outdoors outweigh the potential risks associated, I recommend this risk re-framing tool developed by leading researchers at the University of British Columbia and BC Children’s hospital. Link to OUTSIDE PLAY.CA
These infographics were created by the Child & Nature Alliance of Canada to support parents and caregivers as they navigate risky play with their children.
For educators or policy makers looking for resources that include position statements and infographics with data on risky play’s benefits, check out the many resources complied on the OUTDOOR PLAY CANADA website. Outdoor Play Canada is a network of leaders, organizations, and researchers advocating for increased access to outdoor play in Canada.
For anyone looking for easy to share and easy to understand infographics, research summaries, decision making tools, and more, check out the multiple resources on the CANADIAN PUBLIC HEALTH ASSOCIATION‘s website.
The Nature of Things aired an episode on the power of play. You can watch THE POWER OF PLAY here.
Here is a blog post I wrote on GREAT BOOKS FOR INTRODUCING LOOSE PARTS PLAY OUTDOORS.
If you are on Pinterest, here are more curated resources on risky play you can browse: