Shows that "risk" is a valuable and pedagogical experience for children on the playground (and for the adults that share that experience with them) in preparation for the precarious world which children find beyond the playground.
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In this book, Stephen Smith shows how parents and educators can become aware of the positive value of risk in children's lives and how they can be challenged to take risks that are worth their while. This text is a "how so" much more than a "how to" book. It shows by evocative example and provocative questions how adults can help children mature with confidence and a strong sense of physical competence. The analysis shows the place, silence, atmosphere, challenge, encounter, practice, and possibility of risk taking. It consistently and conscientiously draws the reader's attention to a careful, solicitous manner of being with children.About the Author:
Stephen J. Smith is Associate Professor at Simon Fraser University.
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Book Description State Univ of New York Pr, 1998. Hardcover. Book Condition: Brand New. 220 pages. 9.50x6.25x0.75 inches. In Stock. Bookseller Inventory # __0791435938