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Getting The Screen Time Balance Right - A Big Part of Modern Family Life

by Griffin Longley

Getting the screen time balance right is a big part of modern family life. But how do you do that? What does healthy screen-based technology (i-tech) use look like? And is i-tech really that bad for you anyway? At Nature Play WA we are acutely aware of how confusing the screen time dilemma is. It seems like every new research article we come across says something different. We also know from a survey of 1,000 Australian parents we conducted with support from Omo last year that parents think screens are the single biggest obstacle to kids playing outside. Read more…

Research Allsorts and Screen Troubles for Toddlers

by Griffin Longley

Research is like a box of chocolates – if they took half a day to unwrap and kept swapping from chocolate to carob and back again. It’s just confusing. And sometimes you just feel like chucking the whole thing away and taking a spoon to the Milo tin. Read more…

Nature Based Christmas Craft

by Ellery Spychalski

The Nature Play WA team have compiled a list of Christmas craft projects that families can have a crack at this December. Read more…

Low-Cost Nature Based & Imaginative Christmas Gifts for Kids

by Katherine Healy

With the overwhelming options of toys and gadgets replete with requisite bells and whistles on sale for Christmas, it's sometimes hard to find simple, economical gifts that children will cherish and use through the whole year, once the Christmas season (and the initial excitement of something new) has passed. With this in mind, the team at Nature Play WA have put their heads together and created a list of nature-based gift ideas that would suit any little nature player! Read more…

Lessons of a Nature Player - The Harsh Realities of Life

by Katherine Healy

An everyday visit to a favourite park brings friendship, conversation, tragedy and acceptance, all in the space of an hour. Read more…

WA's Wonderful Wildflower Season

by Ellery Spychalski

Do you know your orchids from your everlastings? Your wattles from your Mulla Mulla? Did you know that 60% of Western Australia’s wildflowers aren’t found anywhere else in the world? Now’s the perfect time to get outdoors and explore WA’s spectacular array of wildflowers (more than 12,000 species!) with the kids. There’s adventure potential for every type of family and you can find wildflowers anywhere from inner city parks to some of the state’s biggest and best National Parks. Read more…

Messy Muddy Play Winter - Competition Winner!

by Katherine Healy

In our Winter newsletter we put the call out for your gorgeous photos of you and your family getting messy, muddy and playing in the outdoors over the school holidays - and we've had the best time… Read more…

Bees, Frogs and Children

by Griffin Longley

What better indicates the health of a human community than the noise, snot, and tumble of kids? Not just whether children exist, but whether they are present. Seen and heard, not tucked away smurfing the net with faces lit blue by devices. Read more…

Muddy Monsters Take Over Historic Shire of York

by Ellery Spychalski

Nature Play WA held our first ever Mud Monsters Ball in partnership with the Shire of York on Sunday 3 June 2018, as part of the ‘YORKids – A Winter Adventure’ festival. Read more…

Celebrating Mother’s Day with a unique twist!

by Katherine Healy

Mudder's Day was a wonderful event, celebrating how fun getting messy as a family can be! Read more…

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