Large Scale Play can be defined as play that requires the use of the whole body. An activity that engages big muscles and challenges the body physically. Angela Hanscom covers this topic in detail in her book, Balanced and Barefoot. She states, “When your children are given both the time and space to move, they’ll naturally…

Recently I had the privilege of attending a spoon carving workshop. The workshop is run by Greg Miller from The Joy of Wood, in Canning Vale. Perhaps you’re wondering why I just didn’t buy a spoon from the shops? As a mentor, I believe it is crucial to continually develop my personal skills and spend time…

Our Bush Inventors’ Club after school program started out as a place for invention, tinkering and building as a team. We were inspired by the work of Gever Tulley and the Institute of Applied Tinkering. As a result, our after school program provides space for children to build, create and invent. It has now turned into…

We are incredibly fortunate to meet an increasing number of children through our KIN Village school holiday programs. We have observed over the last few years at our programs, and previously in our role as teachers, a decline in the number of children who possess even the most basic of ‘home’ skills. Children who didn’t…

Educated by Nature’s KIN Village out of school programs are an opportunity for children to reclaim childhood within experiences that empower, connect and challenge. KIN Village provides opportunities for true connection; to nature, to peers and to themselves. The programs aim to support children to feel fully alive in their place. Children who attend KIN Village…