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How to Unwrap the Cotton Wool and Build Resilience

How to Unwrap the Cotton Wool and Build Resilience

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  • Mon 13 May ’19, 7:00pm – 8:30pm


South Christchurch Library, 66 Colombo Street, Cashmere, Christchurch


All Ages

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  • General Admission: $15.00

No one wants their child to get hurt. But how much cotton wool is too much? What impact does wrapping our children in cotton wool have on their overall development?

Risky play is an essential part of helping our children to build resilience, which is the ability to recover readily from adversity. Children need regular opportunities to engage in age-appropriate risky play to help develop not only resilience but also emotional regulation, risk-assessment skills, problem solving and communication skills.

What are our children missing out on through not being able to experience risk in a controlled environment, push their comfort zones and challenge their abilities?

During the evening we will talk about what risky play is, the impacts of wrapping our children in cotton wool, the benefits of more time spent outside and our role as adults and teachers in risky play activities. We will finish with some practical ideas on how to bring more risky play into the lives of your children while improving their mental health and resilience.

Come and join us for this 90 minute interactive talk facilitated by Celia Hogan, founder and lead educator of Little Kiwis Nature Play.

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