Supporting Risky Outdoor Play During COVID-19
Date(s) - Aug 26, 2020
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Online, YMCA CCRR
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Research is clear on the importance of regular and repeated access to outdoor risky play. During the COVID-19 outbreak, the importance of supporting children’s play outdoors has become even more urgent as a means of infection control. This session will help you build the case about the need for outdoor risky play as well as get great ideas to make positive change in your work with children. Myths will be dispelled, truths revealed, and incredible opportunities for children to have new experiences introduced. Learn the key concepts that support outdoor play and how you can begin to incorporate these into your programs and plans. Lastly, hear about tools and educational resources, and what different groups across Canada are doing to support risky play.
- To identify the influence of outdoor risky play on children’s health and development.
- To analyze your personal challenges in supporting outdoor risky play.
- To develop a plan for managing these challenges and implement changes.
Suitable for all early learning and child care professionals.
Professional Development Certificate
Professional Development Certificate Credit Hours
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604-931-3400 Ext. 0
Dr. Mariana Brussoni
Dr. Mariana Brussoni is a developmental psychologist and Associate Professor in the Department of Pediatrics and the School of Population and Public Health at the University of British Columbia. She is an investigator with the British Columbia Children’s Hospital Research Institute and the British Columbia Injury Research & Prevention Unit. Mariana investigates child injury prevention and children’s risky play, focusing on parent and caregiver perceptions of risk, and design of outdoor play-friendly environments. More details available at https://brussonilab.ca.
$10.00 members, $15.00 non-members