Daniel and I are intentional about incorporating sensory risk taking in our programs. Particularly when it comes to exploring sticky clay on our bodies and oozing through our toes. My passion for sensory risk taking emerged whilst I was working in the kitchen garden at Bold Park Community School making cob with children. Cob is…

I’ve been building treehouses for a while now. I’ve been climbing trees for as long as I can remember. When I was five years old, my family planted a lemon-scented gum in our backyard. By the time I was 10 years old, the tree had become quite big. It had become my favourite climbing tree….

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…