In the article below, Richard Louv, author of many books on the topic, including "The Nature Principle" and co-founder of the "Children & Nature Network" explores why the connection between children and nature is so important. READ MORE
Mounting evidence links increasing childhood shortsightedness with lack of real outdoor time. This article explored the issue of childcare centres that are swapping real outdoor space for 'fake outdoors' ... READ MORE
You may know the scene....when your otherwise well-adjusted child has a meltdown when we ask for our smartphone to be handed over, or the TV to be switched off. Loved this article from KidsHealthAustralia for its explanation of the causes and selection of practical tips to help you and your child manage the effect. READ HERE
'We don't stop playing because we get old, we get old because we stop playing' - George Bernard Shaw We loved this concept at PuzzleTrails HQ so thought we'd share.Get the whole family involved, the kids will love it and a PuzzleTrail is the perfect activity. Read the full article
Sometimes getting kids out walking needs diversionary tactics! Never ask “shall we go for a walk”! Ask “who wants to have an adventure in the forest”......In less interesting bits, see who can do the silliest walk or chose a walk that everyone copies.......Play follow my leader.......Play hide and seek.......Send the children ahead to hide and ambush you.......Make one the photographer or cameraman....... ....or just take along a fabulous, mystery-based PuzzleTrail! Chose one HERE!