NIN Radio Ep. 010 – Nature, Free Play and Rethinking Childhood with Tim Gill

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Welcome to Nurture in Nature Radio – the podcast aimed at connecting kids, families and people of all ages with nature.

This is Episode Number 010: Nature, Free Play and Rethinking Childhood with Tim Gill

Today on the show, host Tania Moloney interviews Tim Gill. Tim is one of the UK’s leading thinkers on childhood, and an effective advocate for positive change in children’s everyday lives. For over 20 years his writing, research, consultancy projects and other work has focused on the changing nature of childhood, children’s play and free time, and their evolving relationships with the people and places around them.


Founder, Rethinking Childhood. 

In this insightful interview Tim urges you to think about the kinds of freedoms and experiences you remember from your childhood. Allowing your kids to fulfill their need and want to test themselves helps them assess risks, learn their capacities, gain confidence and become more resilient. We talk about unstructured play and what a great play space looks like; garnering peer support from other parents; and the growing numbers of children who are anxious and depressed or out of control. You’ll learn why it’s vital that you expand your children’s horizons by weighing up the risks and benefits of being be a little less risk averse and a little more free range.

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