For many of you reading this post, you've already prepared your children for another school year. Another year of new experiences, new best friends and new lesson plans.
Playground safety is everyone's concern, but protecting children from all harm is simply impossible, and research is also supporting the assumption that protecting children from all possible danger is unhealthy.
Children of all ages need to learn how to manage risk so as adults they're able to handle the risk in everyday living and decision-making.
It's up to you to provide safe or acceptable risk situations on your playground, whether that means your backyard play area or the play yard at your child's school. The more natural you can make your play environment, the more children will be able to experience safe risk encounters that force them to make play decisions teaching lifetime lessons.
Life lessons are not always learned in a classroom. Life lessons very often happen on the playground.
Encourage your children, your students to be careful, but not stop them from experiencing life to its fullest!
We want to wish you a most successful and enjoyable school year!