Rich play and learning opportunities need to be influenced by considered design, planning and construction and by the pedagogy and risk/benefit philosophy of educators. This cross-sector resource provides tools and information to highlight the value of self-exploration, discovery and challenge for children’s development. Case Studies from South Australian sites offer stories of experience and conviction, helping children navigate risk and challenge and optimise learning opportunities.

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Subject Area: Risk

Ep 1 – Angela Hanscom on the rise in sensory issues in children.

Occupational Therapist Angela Hanscom, creator of TimberNook and author of ‘Balanced and Barefoot’ explains why a childhood disconnect from nature is having such a profound affect on children’s sensory integration. Angela clarifies why extended, unstructured and, for the most part, unsupervised outdoor play is a key component to healthy development.

Includes practical tips for parents to instigate children’s outdoor play.

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Length: 4m : 25s