Winnipeg workshop to explore benefits of risk

February 10, 2019 by  

In today’s world, many forget that there can actually be a beneficial side to risky play. A Winnipeg workshop will explore this indepth and explain how it can play an important role in a child’s physical and emotional development.

The planners of the “What’s the Risk? Embracing Risky Play in Childhood” noted that children can benefit from engaging in activities that come with an element of risk, and this can help to boost their sense of self confidence and self-esteem. This seminar, intended for those who work in the child care industry, will be led by Melinda Walden, who has worked in the field for over 18 years and is an instructor at Red River College.

The class will discuss an assortment of topics, and will include a pinning down a definition of what actually constitutes risk. The participants will discover what can result when a child’s play is restricted and how there are benefits to be gained from trusting a youngster to successfully asses and take control of risk. Finally, they will find out how this can be incorporated into the programming at their own child care facility.

Training manuals and other printed materials can help the students registered in a continuing education event like this to make the most from the occasion. These can be prepared by area print shops.

The registration fee for this course, which is being offered by Family Dynamics, is $20.00. It will be held on April 11th at 393 Portage Avenue.