Safe playgrounds don’t do much for the development of a child. Children love the excitement that comes with challenging environments. And this excitement can make a real difference in their long term development.
Dr Mariana Brussoni is in a unique position to comment on the importance of risk taking for children. She is a researcher and academic who works in a children’s hospital with a focus on injury research & prevention.
Here are some clips of our children experiencing the excitement Dr Brussoni describes.