Category Archives: Play

Perspectives of Play: National Play, Playing and Playwork Conference 2024

Our society and culture are changing all the time. We are continually learning from each other, learning to listen, learning more about different perspectives and hopefully working on our collective empathy. A different language comes with this collective cultural growth. We apply these perspectives and language to the original context which was, but then also…

Translating the research on play

An international conference that gathers passionate play professionals from all around the world – what’s not to love about that concept? The prospect of being part of this global network and world-wide conversation on play was one we couldn’t pass up, and being provided the opportunity to present two workshops at the conference made the…

Outdoor Play Barriers: The Caregiver

by Nadia Robinson It’s no secret that at Educated by Nature we are advocates for risky, outdoor play (nature play). It supports development of the whole child (mentally, physically, socially and emotionally) and provides them with opportunities to develop necessary life skills (check out Nature Play WA for more information).  This blog will address in more detail…

Using Games to Teach Empathy

Across KIN Village, Bush Inventors Club and our Nature Connection series we use Wilderness Awareness Games with our participants. Whilst they are excellent icebreakers before a program and a great opportunity to let off some high energy, the most significant lesson that these games teach is empathy. Wilderness Awareness Games help children get in the…