About the blog

This is a blog for Ellen Beate. I am Professor at Queen Maud University College of Early Childhood Education in Trondheim, Norway. The aim of this blog is to share some of my research on children’s risky play and well-being in ECEC, and any other research project or theme that I happen to be engaged in!

I believe that children, all over the world, have the right to free play and that all childhood education should be based on play as a means for development, learning and well-being. I have a particular interest in children’s need for thrilling and risky play in a time when the western society in increasingly becoming even more safety focused, – some call it a society of surplus safety with cotton wool children and helicopter parents…

Feel free to contact me on ebs@dmmh.no

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4 thoughts on “About the blog

  1. I teach preschool and really fight to keep things play based despite all the pressures from others about ‘kindergarten readiness ‘.I grieve the Ioss of childhood and nature play in our society.

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  2. I teach preschool and really fight to keep things play based despite all the pressures from others about ‘kindergarten readiness ‘.I grieve the Ioss of childhood and nature play in our society.

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  3. Hello Dr. Sandseter! I listened to your segment in the Early Year Summit! I am very excited about your work and am trying to read as much of it as possible! I wonder if you have any thoughts about impulse control and how it impacts the safety of risky play. I often work with children whose impulse control is a work in progress! Rough and tumble play quickly escalates to the point of injury. I’m trying to understand how to better manage the interactions so they can experience the benefits of risky play without injuring others.

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