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.

Module Materials

  1. Computer
  2. Internet Connection
  3. Speakers with Volume “ON”


  1. Angel Huang

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