08-Adventurous and Challenging: The Benefits of Risky Outdoor Play

In this module, participants will learn about and reflect on adventurous, challenging and risky play. Adventure playgrounds and nature programs offer examples of how environments can support children’s opportunities for adventurous and challenging play that at times can be risky.

7 Lessons

In this course, participants will be able to:

  1. Examine the perspectives surrounding the topic of play involving risk.
  2. Reflect on the risky play movement and the current debate around terminology.
  3. Relate the elements of nature to risky play.
  4. Examine the benefits of and reflect on the support for risky play.
  5. Analyze risky play categories, risk benefit assessments and consider ways to help others understand risk.


  1. Cindy Spencer

    Best module yet! I can’t wait to share this with coworkers and parents!

  2. Dana Wilson

    I can’t wait to start this module. Risky play is so important!

  3. Angel Huang

    This lesson gives me more knowledge how to deal with risky play while outdoor, and now i’m more confident with it.

  4. Nazia Mir

    very useful information. thank you.

  5. Svetlana Babikova

    Thank you! I enjoyed the risky play information, very useful!

  6. Kamaldeep Sidhu

    I love and enjoy to read this module. It’s useful for my program.

  7. Anita Morgan

    Best module so far, all parents and staff can benefit!