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Nature Play WA

If you’re a parent looking for ideas on how to get your children more involved in outdoor activities in Western Australia, then you’ve come to the right place.

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natureplaywa.org.auThere are lots of reasons why kids should make the move from the TV or computer room to the outdoors. Probably the best reason is that it’s fun, and you and your kids will be happier and healthier doing things together.

But there are other important considerations. Research undertaken around the world indicates there are real benefits for children being involved in nature.

Such research indicates that:

  • Children benefit from appropriate risk-taking during outdoor play, by helping them refine their motor skills and gain confidence in being physically active
  • Older children who spend more time outside tend to be more physically active and less likely to be overweight, and
  • School gardens positively affect children’s learning and behavior, and that students involved in gardening develop a better school attitude, student bonding and teamwork.

(For more evidence of the benefits of the nature play, go to the ‘Research, Resources and Publications’ page of the Children & Nature Network website)

This site has heaps of ideas for activities and adventures – in your backyard, around your neighbourhood, and across Perth and Western Australia.

The aim of Nature Play WA is to help parents help their children make the most of outdoor activities involving the bush, beach, and national and neighbourhood parks.

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