Interesting video on the benefits of risky play!

Thoughts? Would you let your kids play with tools? https://www.google.ca/amp/s/www.vox.com/platform/amp/videos/2019/2/21/XXX-XXXX4/risky-playground-design

  • Tara
    Apr 03

    Very interesting! Thank you for sharing. We have an adventure playground near us, though my kids are too young for it still. I played there when I was between 7-15 years and loved it! Hope to take them when they are allowed in! At my children’s nursery, they are re-introducing a programme of working with tools. Real tools like hammers and screw drivers etc. They have a relatively safe process of simple introduction to one tool at a time in a small group, with the intention on working to learn how to use it... apparently this was standard issue until health and safety took over. I’m excited and nervous.

  • Jade
    Apr 03

    That’s really great! I would be excited and nervous too 😂

  • antigrav_kids
    Apr 05

    In San Francisco, we're lucky to have the Mission Science Workshops. They're huge spaces with just about every tool you could think of that open once a week on schoolday afternoons. There's always a project kids can make with instruction from adults, but mostly kids pick up junk from the junk bins, saws, hammers, and drills and go to town. The kids here have all been going since they were two, and they love it! They always come back with all their fingers :)

  • Anne
    Apr 05

    Wonderful!!!!!! There is so much evidence that giving kids more credit for learning risk management pays off. The example I think describes it best is the old fashioned porcelain tea sets. When they were popular, how many girls were reckless with them?