Nature Play QLD News

7 News Brisbane: Kids Mud

by 7 News Brisbane

"2000 kids spent the day playing at Mud World’s big dirty playground swapping "screen time" for "green time". " 7 News Brisbane Read more…

Kids Hit Playdirt

by Michelle Collins, The Sunday Mail

News of our upcoming Mud World hit the Sunday Mail on the weekend, and included an overview of some of the squelchy messy muddy fun that will be part of this two day festival for kids. Read more…

Smart Kids Go Out On A Limb

by Jackie Sinnerton, The Courier Mail

Nature Play QLD Program Manager Hyhano Moser talks to the Courier Mail about why going outside is so good for children. Read more…

Parenting: Toys Are A Game Changer

by Michelle Collins, The Sunday Mail

Buying too many playthings for your child can actually stifle their creativity. "Sticks, rocks, water, sand and dirt continue to inspire hours and hours of active, creative, stimulating, imaginative, healthy and free play," - Hyahno Moser, Program Manager for Nature Play QLD. Read more…

‘Screen teens’ less happy than those who get outdoors: study

by Jackie Sinnerton, The Courier-Mail

HAPPINESS for teenagers is not a fully charged smartphone and thousands of Instagram followers. Read more…

Position Vacant: Community Engagement and Resource Coordinator

by Nature Play QLD

Applications close Feb 19th Interviews Feb 26th & 27th Start date Mid March Read more…

Kids 'most bored' in Qld, as parents spend big to amuse them

by Jackie Sinnerton

QUEENSLAND children are the most bored in the country, and cash-strapped parents are giving up their own pleasures like coffee and wine to provide never-ending fun through the long summer holiday.… Read more…

Seen & Not Hurt - Fear Turns Parents Into Fun Police

by Jackie Sinnerton, The Sunday Mail

Parents are bring labelled the "play police" as they hamper their kids from being brave and adventurous. It is not only children who have lost the ability of risk assessment - fear has crept into modern parents, says Nature Play Queensland's Hyahno Moser. "The world belongs to the anxious and this is the heart of the decline of outdoor play," Mr Moser said. Read more…

Excess screen time leads to autism-like traits, including poorer quality friendships and fewer social skills

by Kara Vickery, The Courier-Mail

CHILDREN who spend too much time in front of screens and on social media risk developing autism-like traits, Queensland research has found. Nature Play Program Manager Hyahno Moser said the solution was easy: children needed to spend more time outdoors. Read more…

9 News Queensland: Outdoor Classroom Day QLD

by 9 New Queensland

Kids all around the state were encouraged to ditch the classroom and hit the great outdoors as part of Outdoor Classroom Day QLD. Read more…

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