Play that’s Scary Funny!

Author: Koen De Maertelaere

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In preparation of the piece I’m writing, I went through some “old” research reports. It’s striking how research work from sometimes more than 15 years ago is still burningly topical!

“Scary funny – A qualitative study of risky play among preschool children” by Professor Ellen Beate Hansen Sandseter is such a document that I regularly return to. I had the privilege to have Ellen as a consultant in my CEN workgroup when drawing up the CEN TR 17207 Framework for the competence of playground inspectors. Her insights have taught us that the growing child must be at the centre of every safety thought.Learn through play!!

If you haven’t read this valuable document yet, take a look at Ellen’s website