Occupational Therapist Angela Hanscom, creator of TimberNook and author of ‘Balanced and Barefoot’ explains why a childhood disconnect from nature is having such a profound affect on children’s sensory integration.
Nature Kids Radio: Ep 2 – Explore Forest Schools with Clare Warden
World renowned childhood consultant Claire Warden discusses nature pedagogy and curriculum, barriers to change and overcoming obstacles when taking inside learning outside and beyond into the wildness of nature.
Healthy Talk: Episode: Rusty Keeler, Risky Play for Children – Why Climbing Trees is Essential for Development
World renowned play space designer, author and speaker Rusty Keeler talks risky play from a health perspective and explains why time for free, self directed and unstructured play is so important to children’s wellbeing.
Pivotal Podcast: Episode 150 – A Yearning for Outdoor Learning with Juliet Robertson (UK)
Author of popular outdoor teaching resources Dirty Teaching and Messy Maths, Juliet Robertson discusses planning, environments, risk taking, health and safety, curriculum content, quality and efficiency.
An entertaining and in depth conversation with author Hanna Rosin about modern Western society’s obsession with child safety, which asks whether we have stripped childhood of independence and the joys of discovery.
Healthy Talk: Episode: Rusty Keeler, Do Playgrounds Make Healthier Kids? (US)
Playspace designer Rusty Keeler outlines the benefits of ‘adventure’ style playgrounds and why letting your children build what their imagination dreams up may increase their creativity and improve their mental capacity.
Nature Play SA Schools Coordinator Eric Nicholson shares his working knowledge of the wonders of worm farming, taking Nature Play to schools and families and the current generational trend of parental risk aversion.
NIN Radio Ep. 010 – Nature, Free Play and Rethinking Childhood with Tim Gill
Author and activist Tim Gill urges parents to consider the level of freedom and types of experiences they had in childhood and explains why allowing children to fulfill their need to test their own limits helps them assess risks, learn their capacities, gain confidence and become more resilient.
Loose Parts Nature Play – The Theory of Loose Parts
Dr Carla Gull of Loose Parts Nature Play begins her podcast series with exploration of the Theory of Loose Parts paper by Simon Nicholson, who argued that everyone should have the right to realise their creative potential and inventiveness, not just scientists and artists.
Driving Fast and Taking Chances. Why Risk Taking Supports Healthy Development
Listen to this engaging conversation between Occupational Therapist Kathleen Lockyer and Dr Mariana Brussoni, risk researcher from the University of British Columbia to learn more about how a little bit of risk can go a long way towards a child reaching their true potential.
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