Annabelle Knight
  • Stowe, VT
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Managing Risks and Benefits in Outdoor Environments/Playgrounds
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Risk is inherent in natural environments and children thrive when they have opportunities to experience healthy risk-taking during play. I believe educators and children are competent and capable of…Continue

Tags: Standards, Safety, Playground, Benefit, Risk

Started this discussion. Last reply by Juliet Robertson Aug 26, 2015.

 

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Ken Benton left a comment for Annabelle Knight
"Hi Annabelle, I'm just signing back in after a long time and just now read your comment.  Glad you were able to see our Forest Preschool in action and chat with Amy.  To answer your question, I work with 1st - 5th graders through our…"
Feb 18, 2016
Annabelle Knight left a comment for Ken Benton
"Hi Ken,  I visited the North Branch Nature Center Forest Preschool this past Spring. It was inspiring to to talk to Amy about the organization's work with the ECO program and forest school initiatives. What age groups or program do you…"
Aug 27, 2015
Juliet Robertson replied to Annabelle Knight's discussion Managing Risks and Benefits in Outdoor Environments/Playgrounds
"Hello Annabel This is a serious matter which has been rumbling on for a while now. I think it is important that lots of people do speak up and out. I believe details are on the Tim Gill blog posts you have referenced.  Thanks for raising the…"
Aug 26, 2015
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Managing Risks and Benefits in Outdoor Environments/Playgrounds

Risk is inherent in natural environments and children thrive when they have opportunities to experience healthy risk-taking during play. I believe educators and children are competent and capable of assessing and managing risks and benefits. However, US state and national standards often reflect a desire to eliminate all possible risks for children. For example, The American Society for Testing and Materials (ASTM) is proposing stricter playground standards that require schools to install more…See More
Aug 25, 2015

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Early Childhood Educator
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start-up forest school
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I'm passionate about facilitating outdoor play and exploration with young children.
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At 12:36pm on February 18, 2016, Ken Benton said…

Hi Annabelle,

I'm just signing back in after a long time and just now read your comment.  Glad you were able to see our Forest Preschool in action and chat with Amy.  To answer your question, I work with 1st - 5th graders through our ECO program, run an after school program called North Branch Trekkers for students in 4th through 8th grade, and I'm also the director of summer camps here at NBNC.  I work mostly with older elementary and middle school students, but also enjoy what time I have with the younger students as well.

 
 
 

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