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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…

Little Bunyas Early Education Centre Celebrates Children in Nature

by Little Bunyas Early Education Centre, Waterford West, QLD

Little Bunyas Early Education Centre is kicking goals when it comes to nature play in their centre! Through a few simple changes, they have changed the way their staff and parents think about nature play, and the benefits they're seeing in the children are remarkable. Read more…

Forest School in Urban Brisbane

by Anya Imhoff, Education Coordinator for Nature Play QLD

Anya Imhoff, Education Coordinator for Nature Play QLD, helps bust the myth that Forest School or Bush Kindy needs a large wild bush land space to be successful. Anya recently had the pleasure of joining a Kindergarten based in Brisbane's inner city, on one of their Forest School sessions, and shares her experiences with us all here. Read more…

Maximising Your Outdoor Cycling Ventures

by Jenny Holt

Despite Queensland having some of the best cycle facilities in the country, many parents are nervous about letting their children ride a bike. This blog helps break down some of the perceived obstacles, and gives great tips on how to safely incorporate this fun outdoor activity into your family. Read more…

Nature Play and National Family Day Care Week

by Tanya Holliday, Cassowary Coast Family Day Care

Tully may hold the crown of the wettest town in Queensland, but this didn't stop the Cassowary Coast Family Day Care and community to embrace National Family Day Care Week with celebrations of nature play activities in the park. Read more…

Nurturing Nature Play: Ten Tips for Parents

by Ken Finch, Green Hearts Inc.

Many parents and other adults see the value of restoring nature-based play to children’s lives, yet they may be vexed about how to go about it. It starts with just getting kids into a patch of real nature where they are free to roam, and the adult's role is then to gently facilitate, not direct. These simple tips may help you along. Read more…

Case Study: Country Kids Childcare

by Nature Play QLD

This case study is a great example of how nature play can be easily integrated into a family daycare setting with the use of the Nature Play QLD resources, more specifically the Nature Play Passports, Licences to Play, and school holiday photo challenges. Read more…

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