Building children’s resilience in this risk averse world
What you were playing with when you were four years old; mud, sticks, climbing trees and jumping in puddles without your parents hovering? Research shows that only 35 per cent of Australian children play outside every day. In our risk averse and rushed world, we are becoming increasingly over protective of children and as a result, children’s spontaneous play is being replaced by more structured activities and childhood obesity is a major public health issue. Play is crucial for children so that they can make sense of their social worlds and to build their resilience.
- What does the NQF say about risk taking?
- How can we encourage children to take risks while ensuring their safety?
- How can we help young children learn the skills that build their resilience so they can bounce back after life’s disappointments?
- How can we communicate this to parents?
Your CCC faciltator will be Louise Dorrat
Louise has extensive experience in managing early year's services- from Inclusion Support to Family Day Care, assisted in the set up of the first Victorian Bush Kinder and has taught the Bachelor of Education at a number of Universities including the Institute of Koorie Education (IKE) at Deakin. Louise’s workshops have taken her around Australia and her background in theatre provides sessions that are at once engaging and entertaining. (MEd, BTeach, Dip SSc).