3 BIG Lessons Learnt from The Neighbourhood Play Project. Where are all the kids?

It’s no secret that the increase of indoor sedentary childhoods and screen use has parents and experts across the globe alarmed.

Childhood has changed - and mostly not for the better.

I had been travelling around Queensland, presenting the Nature Play programs designed to help communities find ways to re-engage children with outdoor free play, when I had an epiphany about the role of the neighbourhood in a child’s ability to play.

What Nature Play QLD is all about

Nature Play QLD's mission is to increase the time Queensland kids spend in unstructured play outdoors and in nature. It is founded on the understanding that unstructured play outdoors - nature play - is fundamental to a full and healthy childhood.

Find out more about Nature Play QLD's mission and watch our short intro video.

GROW With Nature Play

GROW with Nature Play is the practical play app featuring heaps of things-to-do, tips, hints, and all sorts of information about how and why playing in nature can benefit your baby.

Designed for parents, carers and early childhood professionals of children 0 – 3 years old, the important formative years of a child’s life, the app allows parents to plan age appropriate play lists that improve development, health, wellbeing, confidence, curiosity, and family bonds.

Re-Wilding Benji

'After several years in captivity, 'Benji' is about to be reintroduced into his natural environment.'

 

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