We’re here to inspire you with ideas and opportunities to help you bring nature and adventure into your family’s life.
Research is telling us that children are spending less time outside than they have ever before. Backyards are shrinking, screen time is increasing and there are fewer children engaging with their local neighbourhood. Most of us can remember playing in the street, local park, or down the creek with the neighbourhood kids. But, times have changed.
If you’re interested in increasing your children’s engagement in unstructured play, and time spent outdoors, you’ve come to the right place. We’re here to provide ideas, encouragement and guidance on the little things you can do to make a big difference.
Unstructured play outdoors teaches children about themselves, the world around them, and the way they function within it. Their senses are fully engaged, curiosity is nurtured, speech and language skills are enhanced, problem solving and emotional regulation come to the forefront and, the big one, children learn about their capabilities and limitations – all of which are lifelong skills.
To support families in a shift toward more time spent outdoors, we run and participate in affordable events for your family to experience together. And, we have a range of lists and information sheets available for download – free for anyone who’s interested.
Then, there’s our unique family membership program – the Nature Play SA Collective. If you would like more information, please contact our Membership Coordinator, Tarnya – [email protected] and come and join the movement!