Nature Play launched in Canberra, encouraging more children to play outside

by Natasha Boddy

A new initiative called Nature Play CBR launched in Canberra in Thursday encourages less screen time and more green time by showing kids that playing outdoors is fun.

Nature Play was started in Western Australia in 2011 and has since grown to Queensland and South Australia.

Nature Play WA chief executive Griffin Longley said there had been a recognition among families, schools and even governments of the importance of children playing outdoors.

“We know when kids are outside playing more, it not only benefits their health, but their mental health hugely as well as their creativity and capacity to learn,” he said.

Read the full story at The Canberra Times

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.