Do you pass the Outside Play test?
This personalised plan will help you allow more risky play
A Canadian team has come up with what we think is one of the best tools to help parents navigate the tricky decisions around child freedom and risky play. We love it.
A collaboration between the University Of British Columbia, BC Children's Hospital and the BC Injury Research and Prevention Unit, the site was designed to help parents and communities understand the importance of risky play. More importantly, they created a way for us to see the difference our decisions make on our children - and what the alternatives are.
It starts with an introduction from Mariana Brussoni, Developmental Psychologist and Associate Professor at the University of British Columbia (Dept. Pediatrics). Dr Brussoni talks about the risks of over-protecting children and of not letting them find their own way.
There's a place for reflection, for forward thinking - for example, what kind of attributes do you want your child to grow up with? And you can take into consideration your favourite childhood activities too.
Via some very cool interactive content - including a quiz about your hopes for your kids, the kind of things they like and more - you end up with a personalised action plan for you and your kids. Best of all, it's completely FREE.