In the toddler program the children have been exploring risk taking play! Risk taking play involves moving their bodies in ways that are risk taking. Challenging themselves through climbing different levels, which includes chairs, tables, shelves etc. They also may be testing their balance through balancing on different objects and surfaces - a rock, logs, sidewalk.
Risk taking play provides a variety of positive developmental skills. They gain confidence in themselves, regulate their emotions through trying something scary and feeling successful after they complete it, they become adaptable to different situations and scenarios aiding them in the future. For example being at the park and climbing the climber or going down the big slide. This skill building will guide them in life as they learn and develop into their later years.
Jessica Chikoski RECE
Natasha Agostino RECE