The Point
2:51 pm
Thu May 29, 2014

Are Our Playgrounds Too Safe? The Controversy Over Risk vs Caution

Recess and child safety

exploring a sandy playground and swings
Credit J.J.

Have playgrounds have become so regulated that they lack excitement and adventure for children? Parent's worries  about  safety, and the proliferation of litigation has changed today's play experience for kids in the USA. Mindy Todd discusses the importance of risk in children’s play, and new alternatives to conventional playgrounds that are stimulating, exciting and safe. Guests on The Point are Architectural Historian Susan Solmon, and Joan Almon, Co-founder and Director of Programs at the Alliance for Childhood.

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