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15 Benefits of Going Out and Engaging with Nature for Kids


Why engaging with nature is beneficial to kids, and why little ones need to frequently go out and spend time amidst nature for their optimal development. Read more…

Go Tribal this Spring School Holidays with Tribal Elements Holiday Program

by Alijah Brod, Grow Forest School

Experience Tribal Elements Holiday Program at Grow Forest School Noosa Valley and Support their 'Water for our Forest School Farm' at the same time! Read more…

Country Kids Family Daycare Creates Magic this Outdoor Classroom Day QLD

by Georgina Zadelj, Country Kids Childcare (Eubenangee, Cassowary Coast Region QLD)

"One child closed his eyes and held the tree like he was listening to its heart beating, another felt the moss ever so gently remembering to respect living things and the no picking, no licking rule." One family daycare mum shares her story of what was a truly magical day. Read more…

Tugulawa Utilise Outdoor Classroom Day QLD to Achieve Even More!

by Karen Broomfield & Lauren Alexander, Tugulawa Early Education

One Brisbane based early education centre use Outdoor Classroom Day QLD as an opportunity to take their commitment to nature play and outdoor learning even further! Read more…

Broadbeach Kindergarten's Ocean Warrior Program

by Kathryne Powell, Broadbeach Kindergarten

Broadbeach Kindergarten have tackled the 'bubble wrapping' of children by developing 'The Ocean Warrior Program', which gives their children so much more than just access to their local beaches! They gain a feeling of freedom, an ability to manange risk, and a stronger sense of identity... and that's just the tip of the iceberg. Read more…

Draw Inspiration From the Fun Outdoors to Teach Mundane Indoor Routines to Your Kids

by Jenny Holt

While Australia’s Nature Play is all about encouraging outdoor fun, we also understand the importance of adding fun to seemingly mundane indoor activities that many children find undesirable or simply put, boring. So why not bring the outdoors indoors, and make brushing teeth and other boring tasks, as fun as the best outdoor game? Here are just a few tips on how to spruce up your kids’ daily mundane routine. Read more…

Forest School As A Benchmark for Reconciling Past Knowledge with Present and Future Learning

by Alijah Brod, Grow Forest School

Grow Forest School Noosa Valley is collaborating with Indigenous and non-Indigenous educators and artisans in creating and delivering holistic nature education programs in the environment. Programs are designed for children in the early and primary years, and focus on sustainable life skills based in deep Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal knowledge as common grounds for innovation and reconciliation. Read more…

Celebrating Indigenous Culture and Nature Play

by Nature Play QLD

It's NAIDOC Week, a time to celebrate the history, culture and achievements of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples - the original nature players! There is a lot we as a community can learn about parenting from Australia's Indigenous families. Read more…

Earth Kids Program Celebrates NAIDOC Week

by Emma Brindal, Youth Education Coordinator, Northey Street City Farm

NAIDOC week falls on the first week of July, and is a time to celebrate and recognise Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander history, culture and achievements - especially for the younger generations. Northey Street City Farm is holding its next Earth Kids program during NAIDOC week, featuring Uncle Joe Kirk sharing his knowledge of bush tucker and First Nations culture to the children. Read more…

This winter holidays, less is more

by Hyahno Moser, Program Manager for Nature Play QLD

As we prepare for the winter holidays, I would like to share a recent ‘Nature Play’ insight my kids recently taught me, as well as challenge you to do ‘less’ this holidays to give your kids the gift of unstructured outdoor play. Read more…

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