Nature Play QLD News

Young and carefree

by Jackie Sinnerton, The Courier Mail

Open door wide, get kids outside... it's playtime. One of the state’s top play experts warns that over-protective parents must push past their fears as cooped-up children are yearning to explore the outdoors. Read more…

Call Of The Wild

by Frances Whiting, QWeekend

With a generation of children becoming addicted to screens, Queensland schools are embracing a program to get kids off the couch and out into nature. Nature Play QLD is extremely proud to part of this movement, and to have supported the schools and services featured in this article. Read more…

Teachers agree: Children are happier after playing and learning outdoors

by Jodie Richter, Ipswich First

Outdoor Classroom Day is a global campaign bought to Ipswich by Nature Play QLD and Ipswich City Council. On Thursday the 1st of November 2018, more than 300 Ipswich school students from four schools came together in Queens Park for a morning of outdoor play. Read more…

Kids exercise most at home

by Jackie Sinnerton, The Courier Mail

Queensland children get most of their exercise in their free time rather than at school or in organised sport, research shows. A new study by the Queensland Government has found 42 per cent of children’s physical activity happens during play or in activities with parents. Read more…

Happy It's All Out In The Open - Mother's push to make parks our playgrounds

by Bettina Warburton, Townsville Bulletin

A Townsville mother is encouraging other parents to choose the outdoors over screen time and technology: “There is so much more to learn and to do and more fun to be had when children aren’t glued to technology and the television. Imaginative play and nature play rule in our house for most of the time.” Read more…

Welcome to Mud World in Queensland

by Play Australia Newsletter

Mud World feature in the National Play Australia Newsletter, Winter 2018: Issue 03. Read more…

Too Weak To Learn

by Lauren Martyn-Jones, Courier Mail

Specialists urge parents to get kids out to play or risk a generation without core strength. Read more…

Totally Wild Visits Our Mud World Event

by Totally Wild, Channel 11

Totally Wild's Jesse Baird crawls through a world unlike anything you've ever seen before... the Nature Play QLD Mud World! Read more…

Roll With A Crew To Learn Life Lessons

by Jackie Sinnerton, The Courier Mail

Your kid should be a member of a gang. That’s the advice of a Queensland play expert, who says children should take their cues from 1990s movie The Little Rascals, which centred on the wacky escapades of a bunch of neighbourhood children. Read more…

My kids joined a gang and I couldn't be more relieved

by Hyahno Moser, ABC Online (Opinion)

If I say the word "gang", what do you immediately think? If your mind goes to guns, violence, trouble-making, law-breaking or motorbikes, you're not alone. So you may also be surprised to hear that my wife and I were over the moon when our daughter proudly informed us she had joined a gang. She roped her younger brother in too. Read more…

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