Nature therapy for children

by Chantelle Toohey

With an increasing number of children suffering from anxiety and stress, parents are being urged to consider a simple and free way to help their kids cope. It’s known as nature therapy, and today thousands of WA  kids ditched the iPads to promote getting outside and having some good old fashioned fun.

Making paper bark boats, building cubbies and skimming rocks, important work that experts say must take priority in our busy tech-filled lives. Hundreds  of families, including the Premier and his wife and kids, came to Kings’ Park Naturescape today, as part of Nature Play WA’s event to encourage more people to enjoy more time in our state’s national parks.

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.