Thanks for coming to play with us during Nature Play Week 2021.

These resources relate to Nurture in Nature's Nature Play Week 2021 Parent and Carer Online Workshop that was bought to you by the City of Greater Geelong Family Services. 

PARENT AND CARERS ONLINE WORKSHOP 

So you want to get outdoors with your kids more often BUT ... taking the BUT out of nature play

The recording for this session will be made available here until Monday 10th May 2021. 

BUCKET FULL OF NATURE EBOOK

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THE NEW RULES OF NATURE PLAY POSTER

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Nature can help your kids grow up happier, healthier, smarter ...

There is a compelling and increasing body of scientific research that shows that children’s MENTAL, PHYSICAL, SOCIAL and ACADEMIC HEALTH are positively impacted when they have regular contact with nature.

Supports creativity, co-operation and problem solving.

(Bell and Dyment, 2006)

Children who regularly have positive personal experiences with the natural world show more advanced motor fitness, including coordination, balance and agility.

(Fjortoft, Ingunn, 2001)

Increases children’s ability to focus and enhances cognitive abilities.

(Wells, 2000)

Nature alleviates the impact of life stress on children and helps them deal with adversity. The greater the amount of nature exposure, the greater the benefits.

(Wells, Nancy M. & Evans, Gary W. 2003)

Improves academic performance across multiple domains, including social studies, language, arts, math, literacy and science.

(American Institutes for Research, 2005)

Helps to relieve Attention Deficit Disorder (ADD) symptoms. The greener the setting, the more the relief.

(Kuo and Taylor, 2004)

An affinity to and love of nature, along with a positive environmental ethic,grow out of children’s regular contact with and play in the natural world.

(Bunting 1985; Chawla 1988)

Check out our Outdoor Learning and Nature Inspired Play Resources ...

Nature Number and Nature Alphabet Resources

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Grab it and GO
Nature Cards and Backpacks

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We acknowledge the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples as the traditional custodians of country throughout Australia and recognise the deep knowledge, connection and caring relationship they have to the land and waters on which we play, learn and explore. We pay our respects to their Elders past, present and emerging.

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