Category Archives: Play

Educators with a Passion for Play

[cmsms_row][cmsms_column data_width=”1/1″][cmsms_text] This week Trudi and I have spent time developing content for our upcoming conference with Maggie Dent. We’ve therefore been reflecting on the underlying elements we feel are crucial to ‘Belonging and Being in Nature’! As part of this development time I stumbled across an incredibly inspirational video from the people at Territory…

Back to basics – the joy of giving

The lead up to Christmas can be an overwhelming one for families with children – School holidays are starting, Christmas parties seem to be happening every night of the week and we seem to have been bombarded with Christmas advertising for months now. Television adverts, catalogues, shop fronts, Christmas stalls, emails and newsletters, radio stations…

Playing Adulthood

[cmsms_row][cmsms_column data_width=”1/1″][cmsms_text] My little nephew, who is two and a half, came to visit me in the office the other day and was delighted to climb up on the swivel chair. He arranged the keyboard, mouse, notebook and his mum’s phone (that she placed on the desk) closer to himself. Then lots of activity started….

A box full of fun!

  We love this blog from Maggie Dent about remembering that Christmas is about connection and sharing some ideas for buying gifts for children. Remember those moments when the kids have opened up their expensive plastic presents and spent the rest of the day playing with the boxes! When the new fridge or washing machine got…

Top Health Concerns for Australian Parents

[cmsms_row][cmsms_column data_width=”1/1″][cmsms_text animation_delay=”0″] I’ve been reading a couple of research studies lately on health concerns for parents and nature engagement statistics for Australia and they seem to go hand in hand. In the last blog I shared how the result of the Royal Children’s Hospital Health Poll found that the biggest concern for parents was…

Excess Screen Time is Top Health Concern for Australian Parents

[cmsms_row][cmsms_column data_width=”1/1″][cmsms_text animation_delay=”0″] I’ve been reading a couple of research studies lately on health concerns for parents and nature engagement statistics for Australia and they seem to go hand in hand. Excessive screen time was the number one health concern for parents of children aged 6 to 17 in a health poll released by the…

Finding a Place to Play

[cmsms_row][cmsms_column data_width=”1/1″][cmsms_text animation_delay=”0″] “Play is often talked about as if it were a relief from serious learning. But for children play is serious learning. Play really is the work of childhood.“ Fred Rogers [/cmsms_text][cmsms_text animation_delay=”0″] If you read the newspaper, scroll through your Facebook feed or subscribe to any blogs about nature connection, outdoor play…