Playing it (Too) Safe: Play, Playgrounds & the Value of Risk
Thursday, February 13, 2014 from 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM (EST)
Risk is important, even for young children. For kids, appropriate elements of risk offer opportunities to assess, confront, and learn from unpredictable situations. American playgrounds once provided these elements, but, lack of understanding about what distinguishes danger from appropriate risk, has led to playgrounds becoming exceedingly dull to kids and the elimination of their role as hubs of community life.
Join Carnegie Museum of Art and the Pittsburgh Association for the Education of Young Children (PAEYC), for a community conversation on the importance of play, risk, and public space on February 13, from 6:30–8 p.m. Panelists from a variety of backgrounds will address the critical role of playgrounds in America. A reception with the panelists will follow. The event is the second in a series of community conversations presented as part the Playful Pittsburgh collaborative that includes the Let's Move Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh Parks Conservancy, The Children's Museum of Pittbsurgh, The Sprout Fund and others.
Doors open at 6pm. The Museum Cafe/Bar will be open.
Program begins promptly at 6:30pm.
The event is FREE, but due to limited seating, we ask that you register your attendance.
DPW/PQAS hours and Act 48 credit provided
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PAEYC (Pittsburgh Association for the Education of Young Children)
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.