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Pull Your Child Away from the TV and Plop them In Nature

by Jenny Holt

A blog about unplugging our children, and teaching them how to heal themselves with a scientifically proven tool that is free, accessible, and a pleasure to use. It's nature. Read more…

Natures Keepers - Caring for the environment, a collective responsibility.

by Ngaire Trigg

Let's talk Rubbish. This blog talks about the massive issue that is plastic pollution and about a simple mindset change and small steps that might help us all move forward and take action and lead by example. Read more…

Nature Play for Babies

by Maria Holt

Going on nature adventures with your baby might seem a scary move. One mum and teacher is sharing her advice with other parents at preparing for your time outdoors with babies so it wouldn't seem so overwhelming. Read more…

The Pressures of Responsible Gift Giving

by Ngaire Trigg

One mum talks about the pressures of meeting a multitude of expectations during the festive season, and how this can be done whilst also encouraging more outdoor play! Read more…

How mud helps your children’s health in 5 ways

by Hannah Wadley, Adoni Media

One doctor tells us why we should embrace the muddy footprints on the floor and the dirty finger marks on the walls these summer holidays - in fact he gives us five pretty convincing health reasons to encourage messy play! Read more…

Summer Holiday Ideas From Nature Play QLD

by Nature Play QLD

It's that time of year again - school has finished and those little people in your life have started looking to you to help fill their days with fun things. Let us help with this go-to list of age specific nature play resources... you're welcome! Read more…

Should YOU become a Forest School Leader?

by Nicki Farrell, Wildlings Forest School

Having recently qualified from the 5 Day Level 3 Forest School Leader Training, Nicki shares her before, during, and after experiences which she describes as "empowering on many levels". Read more…

Ten Tips for Giving Your Child A Good Night Sleep Before Their Outdoor Adventure

by William Reich

One father tells us how he prepares his son for outdoor adventures, from encouraging a good nights sleep, to building physical strength and resilience, and much more in between. Read more…

What Happened When One Family Decided to Go Outdoors Three Hours a Day for a Year

by Hannah Alexander,

One Australian mum, who describes herself as 'not really the outdoors type', took the pledge to take her children outdoors for three hours a day, every day, for an entire year! She documented this journey, and the results are pretty beautiful. Read more…

Children’s Barriers to Nature Play Turn Within- How is the Nature Play QLD Mission Going?

by State of Nature Play Report - Program Manager, Hyahno Moser

Nature Play QLD Program Manager Hyahno Moser reflects on how far we've come in our first three years, and where we're heading next. Interest, engagement and feedback continue to flood in from so many areas of the community, and the Nature Play QLD team remains full of purpose, pride, humility and resolve as we continue to champion our mission to renormalise free outdoor play for Queensland children. Read more…

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