Parents urged to let children find their own ways to cope with school holidays boredom

by Emma Wynne

Parents are being encouraged to let their children find their own solutions to school holiday boredom this summer.

Long hot days can lead to regular complaints of “I’m bored” from kids, but Griffin Longley, chief executive of Nature Play WA, said parents must avoid rushing to the rescue.

“If they are saying they are bored, we can put them in front of a video, we can give them a tablet; there are all sorts boredom fillers,” Mr Longley told 720 ABC Perth.

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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.