The Benefits of Risky Play
Introducing VAH Spielzeugmanufaktur - handmade toys and role-play costumes
Kate Kwijas | July 27, 2021
Risky and rough play can evoke mixed emotions in parents. On the one hand, we know it has some benefits, and our children seem to seek this play out. However, we also know that it often “ends in tears” and sometimes makes us uncomfortable. So, should we let our kids engage in risky play?
In this article, Kate shares her findings on the benefits of risky play while introducing us to the wonderful range of handmade toys and costumes from the new-to-Australia toy brand, VAH Spielzeugmanufaktur. Kate’s boys spent a fun afternoon product-testing our VAH bows, arrows, crossbows, swords, shields and costumes – courageously guarding their Kingdom, fighting off mythical beasts and exploring new lands. But don’t assume they were out rescuing princesses! Oh no! The princesses were off on a dragon-fighting mission of their own! (Ask Simon's daughter Klara; she’ll tell you all about it).