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Don't be afraid of the great outdoors - Embracing our extraordinary outdoor world without fear and uncertainly

by Ngaire Trigg

Ngaire tackles the overwhelming feeling parents have, when they believe they can't do the outdoor activities they used to enjoy now they have young children. Read on for great tips and advice on how to turn these so called "barriers" into opportunities to learn and grow. Read more…

Forest School Leader Training countdown

by Christina Dee, Forest School Learning Initiative

Excitement is building for Chris Dee, traveling to Australia to deliver Forest School Learning Initiative's Level 3 Forest School Leader Training! Read more…

Bike Riding With Children in the City of Logan

by Kerenza Korostovetz, Go Duckling

To foster my son’s passion for bike riding, we recently embarked on a mission to discover the best locations within the City of Logan. This blog contains our top ten recommendations. Go Duckling provides information and reviews of family friendly things to do and places to go in the City of Logan and surrounds. Read more…

Camping with Kids

by Ngaire Trigg (in Townsville)

The thought of taking the kids camping is scary for some and the best adventure imaginable for others. There is much to consider to make sure what is supposed to be a relaxed trip away in the wilderness doesn’t turn into the most stressful adventure ever undertaken. While our first family camping trip almost turned us off for life, our family has thrived on our regular outdoor camping adventures. I'm excited to share with you a few tips and tricks that we have learnt along the way... Read more…

Exploring With Sparky Do Dah!

by Kerenza Korostovetz, Go Duckling

Kerenza from Go Duckling, provides information and reviews of family friendly things to do and places to go in the City of Logan and surrounds. Kerenza and her son recently participated in an afternoon of adventure with Nature Play QLD activity provider Sparky Do Dah. Kerenza tells of how she watched her son play forgotten games from her own childhood, get messily acquainted with nature, and fall asleep that night whilst excitedly trying to re-hash the day to his sister. Read more…

Inclusive fun with Nature Play

by Georgina Zadelj, Country Kids Childcare

My mission last school holidays, was for everyone at my Country Kids Childcare to be together, in harmony with nature, and connected with each other. Whether it’s family, friends, OSHC, long day-care or family day-care, we can achieve inclusiveness within our Nature Play experiences so that everyone feels valued and acknowledged. During the school holidays I had children of different ages, cultures, abilities, needs and interests, which made achieving this inclusiveness a little more challenging. Read on to hear how nature play and the Nature Play QLD Passports encouraged us to establish respectful and caring relationships, enabled us to work together, and helped us practice inclusion, all whilst having awesome fun outdoors! Read more…

6 Ways To Help Your School Become Nature-Play Naturals

by Ginger Sport

More than ever, kids need to get outside and experience nature play. The problem we face is the amount of time that our kids spend sitting down and learning in a classroom, with limited opportunities for unstructured nature play. If you want to see a shift for the better, you’ll find some ideas here to help your school on their way to becoming nature-play naturals! Read more…

A splash of fun at bush kindy

by Anya Perkins, Community Engagement and Resource Coordinator, Nature Play QLD

I recently visited a childcare centre to experience an established off site bush school program first-hand here in Queensland and it immediately transported me right back to my years spent running Forest Schools in the UK and all of the wonderful learning and development opportunities nature provides. Read more…

Connection or Disconnection?

by Tracey Mayhew, Environmental Education Officer for Early Childhood, Natura Education

The word ‘connection’ can conjure up a whole range of meanings for all of us. But connecting with others, whether this be family, friends, our children, or even pets, is often the first thing that comes to mind. Certainly these days this connection is often not necessarily a physical one as more and more we connect with one another through the invisible waves of technology and social media. What is a true connection? Read more…

Supporting Nature Play

by Geira Jen McCormack, Numala Kinder Nature Play

Numala Kinder Nature Play embraces childhood, families and culture, and our connection to this place on Earth. In this blog, they share some easy ideas on how to encourage outdoor play at home. Read more…

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