Encouraging children to take risks in a safe environment is a good way to build confidence and self-belief.
Goodstart’s Pedagogy General Manager, Sue Robb, believes that physical activity is not only vital for development, but it also encourages risk taking.
Exploring an obstacle trail, where all the equipment is well grounded and there is adequate supervision, allows the children to take a risk and improve their balance. When children have strong balance, it helps them with jumping and riding a bike and then later in life it helps them with surfing, skiing and other hobbies.
At all Goodstart Centres children are given the opportunity to take risks within a safe environment where they are fully supervised. This helps build their confidence and provides them with a sense of self-belief.
To arrange a tour of your local Goodstart Early Learning Centre, simply call 1800 222 543 or visit goodstart.org.au