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Professional Development: Outside Play & Risky Play in the Early Years


Shyama-Priya

Chris Wright will enhance your knowledge, skills and confidence in creating childcare settings that support outdoor play, risky play and healthy child development.


Friday, April 14

1:30pm - 3:30pm (PT)




In this workshop:

This instructor-led interactive online workshop will enhance knowledge, skills and confidence in creating childcare settings that support outdoor play, risky play and healthy child development. This workshop was developed by Appetite to Play in collaboration with the team at outsideplay.ca. and will count towards professional development credits for EYP’s.


The workshop objectives are:

  • To recognize and acknowledge your own feelings, the benefits, and how to support outside play and risky play in your role caring for young children.

  • To recognize the importance of providing unstructured and facilitated outside play opportunities when caring for children, and the skills required to achieve this objective.

  • To discuss the learning and developmental opportunities that risky play provides for children, and how to best support this as an EYP.


Chris Wright Bio


Chris has been a Lead Trainer for Appetite to Play since its inception in June 2017. In this role, he creates and facilitates educational content for early years providers and parents as well as creating the physical literacy and physical activity content on the Appetite to Play website.


Chris has presented at many provincial and international conferences on games and activities and also teaches motor development at the University of Victoria. Chris’s subject knowledge includes physical literacy, adapting games and activities for all individuals, risky play and quality facilitation practices. In his spare time, Chris enjoys skiing, slacklining, paddle boarding and playing with his two children (ages 6 and 3).







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