Anna V. Awopetu


This paper discusses the roles of exposure to risky activities in developing independence and self-reliance in preschool years. Based on the discussion, the paper makes necessary recommendations to early childhood educators. The paper concludes that by providing children with the opportunities to take risks, make choices and live with the results of their choices, adults can help children become independent, responsible, autonomous, and self-reliant.


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