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Nature Play QLD Newsletter - April 2017

by Nature Play QLD

Nature play can easily be part of children's daily lives. Read our newsletter to find out about our activities, opportunities, and find out how nature play and education can go hand in hand. Read more…

Less than half of Aussie parents take children to the playground

by Jackie Sinnerton, The Courier-Mail

MORE than half of Australia’s parents haven’t taken their children to a playground in the past year. New data highlights how families’ hectic lives are ­affecting kids... Read more…

PLAY: Starting a nature play club

by Kids on the Coast/Kids in the City

How many times have you thought about taking the kids for an outdoor play session, only to give in to the weather or time constraints and settle in to watch a movie instead? Quite a few, if you’re anything like me. Just like going to the gym – you’re more likely to make it there if you go with a friend or two. Enter Nature Play QLD. Read more…

Optometrists warn myopia a ‘looming epidemic’ for screen-addicted children

by Kara Vickery, The Courier-Mail

The country’s peak optometry body has warned an addiction to screen time is producing a generation of shortsighted children, but contrary to popular belief, the blue light from digital devices was not to blame. Read more…

Getting Back to Nature

by Hyahno Moser, Nature Play QLD

Kids on the Coast Feature Article: It’s the childhood trend that has everyone alarmed. Queensland children are spending less time playing freely outside and more time inside, playing mostly on screens. This sedentary play trend has been linked to a rise in serious childhood health and wellbeing issues including obesity, impaired motor skills, anxiety and attention deficit disorders. Read more…

Forest Schools Offer Enormous Benefits for Kids

by Haven Magazine

Forest school learning for kids in childcare and primary school has enormous benefits. The forest school concept allows educators to enhance children’s physical and emotional development while incorporating the curriculum into their teaching in a non-traditional setting. Read more…

Channel 9 News Gold Coast - Forest Learning

by Channel 9 News Gold Coast

Nature Play QLD's Forest Learning expert, Anya Perkins and Channel 9 celebrated recent success of Clearview Early Learning and Kindergarten's fantastic Forest School initiatives and completion of their Lvl 3 Forest Learning Training. Read more…

Nature Play QLD E-News - Issue 16

by Nature Play QLD

The beginning of a new year has provided the perfect opportunity to recap on Nature Play QLD's best resources of 2016, as well as plan for an exciting year ahead. The Nature Play QLD team have hit the ground running this year, with plans well and truly under way for the upcoming Nature Play Symposium - 'Just For The Fun Of It!' - and new Nature Play Spaces and Introduction to Forest Learning Workshops. Read more…

Win a Free Ticket to the Nature Play Symposium

by Nature Play QLD

As a belated Christmas present, Nature Play QLD is giving away a free ticket to the Nature Play Symposium, Just For The Fun Of It! on 11 March 2017 at the Gold Coast. Read more…

Call for digital detox set for school kids this summer

by Nature Play QLD

7News Brisbane: It's a digital detox for a summer to remember. A Brisbane boy has inspired a campaign urging kids to switch off their devices - and get back to nature these school holidays. Read more…

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