Risk in playground equipment

An excellent article in this morning’s Age on managing risk in playgrounds

“We know that children doing more risk-taking play have a higher self-confidence … risky play can have an anti-phobic effect. Psychologically it can make you more robust, more resilient,”

“I don’t want to go to the adventure playground any more. Because it’s not an adventure. It’s boring,” says my eldest daughter, who just turned 12.

Read more below from The Age.
https://www.theage.com.au/lifestyle/health-and-wellness/cotton-wool-club-are-we-right-to-remove-risk-from-playgrounds-20180514-p4zf7y.html