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NaturePlay Bring Childhood Back – Southland Tour
NaturePlay – Take Childhood Back, explores the concept of education through play in nature (Udeskole). NaturePlay is an inspiring look at the Scandinavian method of udeskole, which is practiced through forest kindergartens, after-school clubs, nature-based play areas, adventure playgrounds and through increased break time at school. This film has an important message with some thought-provoking insights.
Following the film, we will end with a discussion on the relevance of this film to New Zealand and ask the questions ‘Are our Kiwi children still as connected to nature as we think they are – do they have the same opportunities to play as we did?’
Tickets available soon. Watch this space!
My First Bush Kindy Case Study
Are you an ECE teacher interested in the Bush Kindergarten movement and INSPIRED to find out more?
Find out how a New Zealand kindergarten ran their very first BUSH KINDY session and what they observed and learnt along the way.
Aimed at pre-schoolers during school holidays, this is an opportunity for children to learn, play, discover and explore the forest with its many play features during a morning of nature play.
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