We are driven to seek out excitement and adventure; the buzz of experiences that enchant our souls and the captivating joy of reliving them through sharing and retelling.
In particular, children need to feel a sense of adventure as they play. Adventurous play leaves children in control, naturally making decisions based on their evaluation of the situation and the risk they want to be exposed to, socially, physically and emotionally.
By making these choices at a personal level, they become more confident and figure out how to maintain their safety by trying out their physical abilities.
However, in current times, children are growing up in risk-averse communities. We guardians can be overprotective with our children by constantly cautioning them to avoid all risks, or the absence of adventure play areas and access to outdoor venues where kids can let go and have fun. Instead, children get their thrill by … Read More