Not all risk is bad, playgrounds as a learning environment for children

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Taylor & Francis Inc
Publication Type:
Journal Article
Citation:
International Journal of Injury Control and Safety Promotion, 2006, 13 (2), pp. 122 - 124
Issue Date:
2006-01
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The article discusses the implications of risk-free playgrounds on the development of children's social, cognitive, physical and emotional skills. Some experts would argue that children do not lose interest in playgrounds that is not challenging, while school-aged children indicate that risk free environment is not enjoyable. It concludes that it is important that playgrounds should provide opportunities to allow children to extend themselves in a challenging yet semi-controlled environment.
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