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Give Your Kids Something to Trout About: Planning Your Children’s First Fishing Trip

by Jenny Holt

Fishing is a fun family pass time that is particularly popular in Queensland. Offering a wide variety of benefits to children , that reach far beyond the simple act of getting them out into nature. This blog looks at some of those benefits, as well as a few key things to consider when planning your fishing trip. Read more…

Journey Outdoors In Nature this Easter

by Journey Outdoors in Nature

Regardless of your personal interpretation of Easter, it's a great opportunity to reconnect with friends and family and the beautiful world around us. Official Nature Play QLD Activity Provider Journey Outdoors in Nature, provides us with some great ideas on how to incorporate the outdoors into your repertoire this Easter. Read more…

Forest School - in my Cairns Family Day Care

by Lisa Seymour, Family Day Care Cairns

Family Day Care Cairns has eagerly adopted Forest Learning, and have been experiencing brilliant outcomes for their children, their families and community. Read more…

3 Health Benefits of Unstructured Outdoor Play

by Dr Ryan Harvey, House Call Doctor

Dr Ryan Harvey, a General Practitioner who is highly experienced in paediatric healthcare, talks about the health benefits of unstructured outdoor play for kids. Read more…

SPF30 v SPF50 and How Much Sunscreen Is Enough

by Sundicators

Nature Play QLD Official Partner Sundicators, gives us some valuable facts and advice on sunscreen application. Read more…

Making Friends with Nature: Nurturing a Connection to the Environment in Childhood

by Jenny Holt

Nature is dependent on us and our children to secure its future. However, children need to actually care about nature in order to look after it. They need to experience nature in a way that actually makes them feel like they are part of it. This blog highlights the importance of nature play, and some easy ways to encourage it. Read more…

Case Study: Centenary Childcare Centre

by Nature Play QLD

The Nature Play Passports and 'Things To Do' lists are great resources for not only parents, but childcare settings and schools too! This case study looks at how one childcare centre used the passports to give kids more ownership over their learning, and encourage more peer-to-peer learning. Read more…

Case Study: Calvary Christian College

by Nature Play QLD

This case study looks at Nature Play QLD's influence over the creation of Calvary Christian College's first bush kindy, more specifically the Introduction to Forest Learning Workshop, a Nature Play Spaces Consultation, and Nature Play QLD talks. Read more…

Case Study: Sparky Do Dah

by Nature Play QLD

This case study looks at the work Nature Play Activity Provider Sparky Do Dah is doing, and how his nature based events for children are introducing them to a way of playing that is literally life changing. Read more…

Exploring Natural Wonders at Eddie Santagiuliana Way

by Brisbane Kids

Eddie Santagiuliana Way is a foreshore walking and cycling trail in the Raby Bay Harbour area that’s jam-packed full of amazing natural wonders for the whole family to explore! Read more…

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