The Canadian Pediatric Society just released a position statement on the importance of outdoor risky play!

“Risk is inherent to free play. When children play spontaneously, they may choose to push boundaries and test limits. Risky play encourages creative, spontaneous play, first by eliminating hazards, then by supporting risk-taking that is chosen and controlled by the child and appropriate to her/his experience and ability. […] Systematic reviews focused on the influence of nature and outdoor play on children’s health found positive relationships with physical activity, well-being, and with lowering perceived stress.”

Lawson Foundation congratulates Canadian Paediatric Society and our many grantees’ whose contributions helped lay the path to this #outdoorplay milestone.

Amanda Mayer

Amanda Mayer

COO & Program Director, Amanda has been with the Lawson Foundation since 2014. Cause-driven, engaged, and socially conscious – Amanda embraces opportunities that allow her to take on issues and support causes that inspire her.

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