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Kids and Families

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One in four Australian children is overweight or obese

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Only one in five children gets the recommended one hour of physical activity every day

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Contact with nature has positive effects on children’s personality development, cognitive function, motor skills and behavior at school

With our kids spending more and more time inside in front of screens, it’s never been more important to make the great outdoors a fun and engaging place to be. Nature Play is a growing movement here in Australia that follows in the footsteps of similar movements in the USA and the UK. With so many great organisations, programs and ideas out there, we thought we’d bring them together for you in one place….and don’t forget to check out  What’s on Outdoors for activities happening in your neighbourhood!

 

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Try some of these fun and easy things to do outside that you can do anywhere and anytime!

 

Bird Watching

Bird Watching

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Caught on Camera

Use Your Senses

Use Your Senses

Seaweed Discovery

Wildlife Detective

Wildlife Detective

Let's Go Beachcombing

Let’s Go Beachcombing

Night Stuff

Night Stuff

I-Spy In The Bush

I-Spy In The Bush

 

 

The following local and international sites are brimming with simple ideas to get families and schools active in nature:

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We don’t want to advocate for more screen time but sometimes technology can be the tool to get outdoors.

Check out these fun apps! 

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