Play enables children to learn creative, problem solving, socialization, cognitive, behavioural flexibility and autonomy skills as well as positive psychological well-being. However, children need to manipulate their play spaces to suit their own activities in order to develop these skills – something today’s typical play structures make nearly impossible. This report discusses the need for exposure to competence-appropriate risky play in play spaces that limit hazards, while promoting healthy child development.
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