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P1-002 Recorded Parent Webinar 
Embracing Risk: The Power of Risky and Rough and Tumble Play for Children
Duration: Approx. 50 mins
Watch this engaging webinar as we dive into the fascinating world of childhood play and explore the value of risky and rough-and-tumble play. In this webinar, we shed light on the importance of embracing challenges and providing children with opportunities to engage in play that pushes their boundaries.

Risky play, characterised by activities that involve uncertainty and a perceived level of danger, has been shown to contribute significantly to a child's development.

It fosters resilience, problem-solving skills, and the ability to assess and manage risks. Rough and tumble play, including playful physical interactions, helps children build social skills, develop empathy, and establish boundaries.

Our expert speaker has delved into the benefits of allowing children to engage in these types of play experiences and share practical insights on how parents can encourage and support their child's exploration.

We have discussed strategies for creating safe environments, managing risks, and fostering a balance between freedom and protection.

By watching this webinar, you will gain a deeper understanding of the positive impact that risky and rough and tumble play can have on your child's cognitive, emotional, and physical development.
You will also discover how to embrace challenges, nurture resilience, and promote healthy play experiences in your child's life.

Grab this opportunity to learn from an expert in the field and join a community of parents who are passionate about fostering their children's growth through play.

Together, let's empower our children to thrive through challenges and embrace the incredible benefits of risky and tough and-tumble play.
Presented by Barbara Watson (PhD)
PhD; MEdAdmin; BEd (ECE); Dip.Tchg (Primary)

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Barbara Watson (PhD)
PhD; MEdAdmin; BEd (ECE); Dip.Tchg (Primary)

Barbara is a qualified early childhood and primary teacher and has owned and managed early childhood centres. Having worked as part of the EC Professional Support team at the Faculty of Education for 7 years, she has strong links with The University of Auckland. While in this role Barbara facilitated a variety of workshops and programmes for a wide range of ECE services and also lectured on a number of ECE papers.

Barbara has a passion for supporting teachers to make effective links between theory and practice. Her Masters thesis focused on leadership and adult education and her PhD investigated how induction and mentoring programmes are enacted in education and care services. Barbara works with centre leaders as a mentor, coach and external appraiser.

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