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The Benefits of Nature Play

The Benefits of Nature Play

When I ask people what their fondest play memories were from their childhood, often it’s some type of play in nature. Memories of hut building, mud pies, tree climbing and dams across the stream were some of my favourites and seem to be common themes for many I speak...
Nature Education: Where do I Start

Nature Education: Where do I Start

Nature Education: Where Do I Start?   Starting to run nature based programmes (aka bush kindy, bush school, nature kindy, explorer sessions, forest school) can feel both exciting and daunting.  There can be challenges that you didn’t anticipate, you might...
Is This Your Year To Embrace Nature Play?

Is This Your Year To Embrace Nature Play?

Is This Your Year To Embrace Nature Play? In today’s tech-focused world, it’s easy to take our natural surroundings for granted.  Our tamariki grow up exploring virtual environments more than natural ones. And while the digital age has a lot to offer, these changes...
What to Wear for Outdoor Winter Play

What to Wear for Outdoor Winter Play

Having the right clothing is essential for having an enjoyable time playing outdoors in the winter. When we are warm, we are happy and able to stay outdoors for longer and make the most of what mother nature has to offer. There are so many benefits for getting...
Should Children Play Outside when it Rains?

Should Children Play Outside when it Rains?

Rain, rain go away, come again another day! Do you remember singing that as a child? Maybe I am showing my age, but I use to love singing that while playing in the rain. Yet so often I hear people say ‘it’s too wet to go outside’. There’s this great saying; ‘I have...

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