Kids encouraged to spend time in nature

Posted 12 Jan 2017

Story by CBR Canberra

Nature Play is an initiative developed to help families, schools and community organisations increase the time children spend in unstructured play outdoors and in nature.

The way children play has changed over the years and the Nature Play philosophy encourages less “screen time” and more “green time” by showing children that playing outdoors is fun, and giving their parents, carers and guardians great ideas and inspiration for fun things to do outside.

Today’s Aussie kids spend less time outdoors each day than any other generation in history, and through Nature Play CBR we are committed to encouraging new healthy habits to make sure our kids enjoy all the benefits that playing in nature offers.

Canberra has an abundance of beautiful parks, trails, swimming spots and camping grounds for families to enjoy, and by encouraging kids to use their imaginations to explore the great outdoors they are making a great start on a full and healthy childhood.

There are also plenty of skate parks, fishing spots, and playgrounds to take advantage of in Canberra, and Nature Play CBR will give parents new ideas for things to do outside, as well as connecting them with existing groups, other families and new opportunities, so they can make a regular date with nature.

The Nature Play website contains information about events, resources and programs that will encourage kids to spend more time in nature.

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This article has been repurposed with permission from the ACT Government. To view it in its original form, click here.


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