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Nature Play is the Developing Brain's Superfood

by Hyahno Moser, Speech at ECTA Annual Conference 2018

Nature Play QLD's Program Manager talks about nature play as the superfood of the developing child’s brain, and how the more we give it this high form of nourishing activity, the stronger and more resilient that brain will become. Read more…

A Zero Waste Forest School

by Nature Play QLD

An inside look at Country Kids Family Daycare, a proud Nature Play QLD Education Provider who are achieving tremendous things with their zero waste approach, successful forest school, and the family daycare’s edible garden. Read more…

Slowing Down to smell the Roses

by Ngaire Trigg, Townsville QLD

One mother's story of how she and her partner are slowing down their lives and enjoying simple pleasures with their baby and young child... and how they're all benefiting from it! Read more…

Six Parental Steps To Support Your Kids Joining A GANG

by Hyahno Moser, Nature Play QLD Program Manger

The word 'GANG' is flipped on it's head in this blog about breeding independent play, resilience, and social connections within our children and their neighbourhoods. Read more…

Bush Garden Springs to Life

by Ngaire Trigg, Townsville QLD

On a perfect sunny Sunday morning on the 29th of April, Townsville City Council (TCC) and Coastal Dry Tropics Landcare (CDTLI) teamed up to host a Nature Play event in the beautiful surroundings of the Landcare Bush Garden by the Ross River in Townsville. Read more…

Believe in the power of outdoor learning and play? Get involved in Outdoor Classroom Day!

by Project Dirt

Think about the last time you saw a child grinning wildly, bursting with excitement and eager to explore. Chances are they were outside in the playground at break time, not sitting in class trying to grasp a new mathematical concept. But what if you could harness the same energy for both? What if that distant concept became a real-life example embodied in a tree, a rock, a pond? Read more…

Permission to Ponder

by Ngaire Trigg

One mother's philosophical ramblings on the benefits of self-directed outdoor play and the benefits of encouraging creative story telling in young children. Read more…

Keep Your Children Safe... But Let Them Run Free!

by Jenny Holt

One of the biggest challenges that parents face is to let our children make their own discoveries, without holding them back. This can be very difficult when we are so aware of the dangers that the world has. This short blog offers a few very simple tips for tackling this issue, whilst having some fun in the process. Read more…

Who Put The Clay People There?

by Sara Barbagallo, Teacher & Director at Ingham Community Kindergarten and Preschool

After attending one of our Nature Play QLD Personalised Workshops for educators, Sara Barbagallo "walked away inspired and motivated". Here she shares the story of how the children in her centre reacted to the clay people they found in the garden on Monday morning (kindly left behind from our site specific workshop), and how this inspired the teachers to extend this experience by making their very own clay 'creatures'. Read more…

Planning ahead for Spontaneous Play

by Ngaire Trigg

Let's plan to be more spontaneous and embrace everyday adventures any day of the week. This blog talks about the common hurdles we all face in getting our kids outdoors and ways we can think and plan differently to make outdoor play more accessible and appealing. Read more…

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