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Maximising Your Outdoor Cycling Ventures

by Jenny Holt

Despite Queensland having some of the best cycle facilities in the country, many parents are nervous about letting their children ride a bike. This blog helps break down some of the perceived obstacles, and gives great tips on how to safely incorporate this fun outdoor activity into your family. Read more…

Nature Play and National Family Day Care Week

by Tanya Holliday, Cassowary Coast Family Day Care

Tully may hold the crown of the wettest town in Queensland, but this didn't stop the Cassowary Coast Family Day Care and community to embrace National Family Day Care Week with celebrations of nature play activities in the park. Read more…

Nurturing Nature Play: Ten Tips for Parents

by Ken Finch, Green Hearts Inc.

Many parents and other adults see the value of restoring nature-based play to children’s lives, yet they may be vexed about how to go about it. It starts with just getting kids into a patch of real nature where they are free to roam, and the adult's role is then to gently facilitate, not direct. These simple tips may help you along. Read more…

Case Study: Country Kids Childcare

by Nature Play QLD

This case study is a great example of how nature play can be easily integrated into a family daycare setting with the use of the Nature Play QLD resources, more specifically the Nature Play Passports, Licences to Play, and school holiday photo challenges. Read more…

Give Your Kids Something to Trout About: Planning Your Children’s First Fishing Trip

by Jenny Holt

Fishing is a fun family pass time that is particularly popular in Queensland. Offering a wide variety of benefits to children , that reach far beyond the simple act of getting them out into nature. This blog looks at some of those benefits, as well as a few key things to consider when planning your fishing trip. Read more…

Journey Outdoors In Nature this Easter

by Journey Outdoors in Nature

Regardless of your personal interpretation of Easter, it's a great opportunity to reconnect with friends and family and the beautiful world around us. Official Nature Play QLD Activity Provider Journey Outdoors in Nature, provides us with some great ideas on how to incorporate the outdoors into your repertoire this Easter. Read more…

Forest School - in my Cairns Family Day Care

by Lisa Seymour, Family Day Care Cairns

Family Day Care Cairns has eagerly adopted Forest Learning, and have been experiencing brilliant outcomes for their children, their families and community. Read more…

3 Health Benefits of Unstructured Outdoor Play

by Dr Ryan Harvey, House Call Doctor

Dr Ryan Harvey, a General Practitioner who is highly experienced in paediatric healthcare, talks about the health benefits of unstructured outdoor play for kids. Read more…

SPF30 v SPF50 and How Much Sunscreen Is Enough

by Sundicators

Nature Play QLD Official Partner Sundicators, gives us some valuable facts and advice on sunscreen application. Read more…

Making Friends with Nature: Nurturing a Connection to the Environment in Childhood

by Jenny Holt

Nature is dependent on us and our children to secure its future. However, children need to actually care about nature in order to look after it. They need to experience nature in a way that actually makes them feel like they are part of it. This blog highlights the importance of nature play, and some easy ways to encourage it. Read more…

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