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Saying Yes to Risky Play
Thursday, October 22, 2020 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm EDT
Presented by Rusty Keeler, Natural Playscape Designer and Author
Sponsored by Kaplan Early Learning Company
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Watch author-designer Rusty Keeler in this edWebinar as he celebrates the beauty and benefits of risky play and the importance of adults supporting young children’s play. Loaded with amazing images and inspiration, Rusty challenges and encourages us to take bold new steps to support play a little more each day. Learn tips and tools to breathe through risky play moments and reflect on attitudes and comfort levels around risky play. What is your Yes? What is your No?
Rusty facilitates discussions and activities looking at risky play and our role in supporting children’s play. Viewers will also see amazing risky play examples from around the world and discuss some challenges and successes of supporting risky play. Let’s take it to the next level. Watch this edWebinar and together we can do it!
By the end of the presentation, viewers will be able to:
- Define what risky play is
- Learn the benefits of risky play
- Identify their relationship with risky play
- Be equipped with tools to support risky play
- Learn how to create environments that enhance risky play
- Recognize best practices of centers and schools that say yes to risky play
This recorded edWebinar will be of interest to preK-3 teachers and school and district leaders.
About the Presenter
Rusty Keeler is a natural playscape designer and author who for nearly 30 years has traveled the world designing outdoor play environments and speaking about the benefits and beauty of saying “yes” to children’s play. Described as a cross between Mr. Rogers and Jerry Garcia, Rusty was pivotal in the design and creation of the new Nature to Play™ collection exclusively from Kaplan Early Learning Company. He is also the author of multiple books on play and playscapes including Seasons of Play: Natural Environments of Wonder and the newly published Adventures in Risky Play: What is Your Yes? Additionally, Rusty is a co-founder of a social justice initiative called the Just Play Project in Ithaca, New York which works to support all children’s rights to play.
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