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Books on risk

Further reading on risk from the Muddy Faces bookshop and beyond.

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Books on risk - available from Muddy Faces

Risk and Adventure in Early Years Outdoor Play - Sara Knight

£30.99 exVAT

Do you want to create exciting outdoor experiences for children? Are you looking for guidance on how to incorporate the wilder and riskier elements of outdoor play into your planning?a

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Risk, Challenge and Adventure in the Early Years - Kathryn Solly

£24.99 exVAT

This book is essential reading for practitioners and students that wish to provide rich experiences for children that will enable them to become confident and adventurous learners.

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Too Safe for their Own Good? - Jennie Lindon

£14.99 exVAT

Adults often try to create a risk-free environment, but this can reduce children's opportunities to manage their own risk, making it difficult for them to learn how to judge new situations.

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Outdoor Practitioner magazine: risky play focus. DIGITAL COPY

£1.99 exVat

Explore how risky play outdoors benefits children in Early Years, nurseries, primary schools, Forest School & other outdoor settings. Contributors include outdoor experts Kathryn Solly, Nikki Buchan, Dr Mel McCree, Prof Jan White and Tim Gill.

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Other recommended reading on risk

The Evolution of Policy on Risk Management in Outdoor Play

Gill T (2017). In: Waller, T. et al (2017). The SAGE Handbook of Outdoor Play and Learning.
Thousand Oaks, US: SAGE Publications Ltd.

No Fear: Growing Up in a Risk Averse Society

Gill, T. (2007). London: Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation
Influential report on the wider implications for child development of avoiding risk.

Playing Outdoors: Spaces and Places, Risk and Challenge

Tovey, H. (2007). Maidenhead: Open University Press
A discussion of the strands that make quality outdoor perspectives with a Froebelian perspective.

Toxic Childhood

Palmer, S. (2006). London: Orion
English polemic by a passionate teacher that suggests that we are failing the next generation by the lifestyle we are creating.

Risk Society: Towards a New Modernity.

Beck, U. (1986). London: Sage Publications.

Risky play references

References and further reading mentioned in the Risky Play issue of the Outdoor Practitioner magazine.

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