Preschool children of all ages need to become aware of their own capabilities and limits. By providing our students with a safe environment to take risks, we are strengthening their confidence and teaching valuable life skills. Activities like using real woodworking tools, jumping off boulders, and balancing on tree stumps help children understand natural consequences to action while increasing self-regulation.
Even our tiniest of learners are given a chance to take risks. Mealtime practices are completed using real appliances and glassware. Children are empowered by the trust given to them by teachers to use “real” items as opposed to dull, non-breakable items. We want children to know they are capable of assessing risk situations and making judgments to keep themselves safe.