Playing It (Too) Safe: Play, Playgrounds, and the Value of Risk
- Carnegie Music Hall
Type of Event
- Keynote & Community Conversation
American playgrounds, hampered by simplistic notions of safety and protection, have become exceedingly dull to kids and lost their role as hubs of community life. Children lack opportunities to experience appropriate elements of risk and to assess, confront, and learn from unpredictable situations. Susan Solomon, author of American Playgrounds: Revitalizing Community Space, reveals the critical importance of risk and adventure in well-designed playgrounds and illustrates how play sites can be improved quickly and, often, inexpensively.
Cost: Free; Doors open at 6 p.m., program begins at 6:30.
DPW/PQAS hours and Act 48 credit provided
The Pittsburgh Association for the Education of Young Children (PAEYC) works to support high-quality care and education for young children from birth until age nine across 10 counties in Southwestern Pennsylvania. PAEYC provides professional development, community resources and advocacy for the needs and rights of children, their families and the individuals who work with them. For more information about Pittsburgh Association for the Education of Young Children, call 412.421.3889 or visit our website at www.paeyc.org.