Kids told to play in Nature’s playground

by Lakshmi Singh

Curtin University research claims that in just one generation, outdoor play has decreased from 73% to just 13% of total play time.

Instead, the vast majority of children today indulge in more than the recommended two hours of screen use by watching TV/DVDs, playing electronic games and using computers.

The Western Australian State Government has decided to tackle this trend by developing a new program called Nature Play. The program hopes to entice kids back outside with their ultimate outdoors list – “15 things to do before you’re 12”.

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We Acknowledge
Nature Play WA acknowledges the Whadjuk people of the Noongar Nation, as the custodians of the land where our team lives and works. We also acknowledge the traditional custodians throughout Western Australia and recognise the continuing connection of Indigenous people to their land, waters, sky, culture and community. We pay our respect to all Indigenous people of this land; ancestors, elders and young ones.