Nature Play QLD News

Where Kids Get Active

by Reshno Ratnam, Home magazine

A residential masterplanned community at South Ripley is the first in Queensland aiming to get more children off the couch and involved in outdoor activities. The partnership between Providence South Ripley and Nature Play Queensland will help shape the community into a place for children to play freely outdoors. Read more…

Eight Year Olds Have Spent A Year Of Their Life In Front Of Screens

by Jackie Sinnerton, The Courier Mail

An average eight-year-old has spent one year of their life in front of a screen according to new research which highlights the extremes of childhood inactivity and the “death” of playtime. These topics will be presented to the Childhood Summit in Brisbane next month. Read more…

Position Vacant: Social Media Coordinator

by Nature Play QLD

Submission Deadline: COB 11 February 2019 Starting Date: Ideally 21 February 2019, otherwise 25 February 2019 Read more…

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…

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