Who wants to talk about risky play!!! Well i do and the thing about risky play is, it's risky. Which means there is chance of getting hurt. Most educators now are leaning towards risky play but some are still wary of it. The idea that the child may get hurt is too much for them.
Now this spinner is a toy my co-worker and I don't agree on. I think its fine, she is very terrified that children will fling off. So what do you do? Well I sat down and had a conversation about what her most fears were. She said it was of them spinning off. So I said if they are sitting down they can't be flung off, are you ok with that. She said yes so we stared to play on it only sitting. Then after no one got hurt she felt more confortable and started to let them push the spinner. Now theres no restrictions.
We got to understand that working with someone doesn't mean your always right even if what you think is best practice. You have to compromise, take baby steps to teach your room partners. A worry about safety isn't bad even if that worry stops some play. If you want to open up risky play in your room start small, let them get use to it then you can move to the big stuff.
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