Nature play

Nature play allows children to experience nature and can have physical, cognitive, and emotional benefits such as risk taking, discovery, exploration, imagination, sensory, physical, team work and cooperation. Increasing urbanisation and smaller backyards have significantly reduced children’s daily contact with the natural environment and their connection with it.

Activities

Resources

Powerpoint presentations

Fact sheets

Videos

  • Play like you remember video – Adam Bienenstock
  • Children and nature: reconnecting through play video

Podcasts

  • Benefits of plants for play audio clip
  • Introduction to 'local' and 'provenance' plants audio clip
  • Sea-berry saltbush (Rhagodia candollena) and Ruby Saltbush (Enchylaena tomentosa) audio clip
  • Pigface (Carpobrotus rossii) audio clip
  • Sticky Hop-bush (Dodonaea viscosa) audio clip
  • Kangaroo Grass (Themeda triandra) audio clip
  • Flax lilies (Dianella sp.) audio clip
  • Cushion bush (Leucophyta brownii) audio clip
  • Native lilac (Hardenbergia violacea) audio clip
  • Finger-rush/common/pale rush (Juncus sp.) audio clip
  • Cut leaf goodenia (Goodenia amplexans) audio clip
  • Coast daisy bush (Olearia axillaris) and twiggy daisy bush (Olearia ramulosa) audio clip

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