Blog Category: Play & Nature Play

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The magic of movement still really matters in our digital world

Early homo sapiens had to move to survive and we are still biologically wired to[...]

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Let’s get creative – it is good for your health and wellbeing!

One of the greatest blessings of having a childhood filled with hours of unstructured play[...]

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Episode 3 – Play — why it’s vital for kids – ABC Podcast

Building cubbies, make-believe, dressing up – while it might just look like fun and games,[...]

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Smart parenting: helping your child grow an amazing brain

Maggie wrote for Essential Kids about how we can parent with the brain in mind[...]

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Become an energy detective for your child

Every parent will struggle at times to maintain their energy levels in order to keep[...]

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Why we must prioritise play for today’s children and why we need to do it NOW

I have been writing and speaking about the importance of play in childhood for a[...]

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Early years education is more than child’s play

This article was first published at Essential Kids. Recently I discovered that in some states, early[...]

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Does your child have music hiding in their soul?

This article was first published at Essential Kids. It never ceases to amaze me when I[...]

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Too many toys?

Maggie spoke with ABC Radio in Perth about whether too many toys can limit creativity[...]

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Why are we STILL stealing childhood?

As one of Australia’s leading parenting educators I regularly travel the length and breadth of[...]

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The risk of not letting our children take risks

Lenore Skenazy, author of Free Range Kids, has been fighting against laws in the US[...]

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Creating risk in a risk-averse society: ABC Nightlife

Maggie joined one of the longest-running national ABC radio programs, Nightlife, to discuss why risk[...]

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In defence of today’s ‘helicopter’ parents

Over the last couple of months I have been blessed to have been able to[...]

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Why won’t my kids play outside?

It must be annoying for many parents today who hear stories from older folk like[...]

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Kitchen cupboard wonderland

Maggie chatted with Shevonne Hunt at Kinderling Kids Radio about why there is great wonder[...]

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Save your cash & pull out the pegs

This article was originally published at bubhub.com.au Babies and toddlers are learning constantly from everything they[...]

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Childhood stress: Why (and how) we all need to calm down

Increasingly, scientists are linking stress in infancy and childhood to the soaring numbers of people[...]

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Maggie’s secrets to raising happy children – ‘Today Tonight’

Maggie is thrilled to have been asked to be an ambassador for the Telethon7, a registered[...]