Blog Category: Play & Nature Play

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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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Schoolification

Channel 7 chatted to Maggie and international education experts at the ACEL conference in Brisbane[...]

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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[...]

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Helping kids learn to lose well

Increasingly here in Oz we’ve been hearing about violence in junior rugby clubs around the country. On[...]

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In praise of a common-sense revolution

Recently I was listening to a radio interview with a motoring expert, and a listener[...]

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The Importance of Bare Feet

Surely one of the cutest parts of newborn babies is their feet. They are like[...]

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The importance of movement and play

Maggie talks about how critical movement, music and play are to young children.[...]

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Stop stealing childhood in the name of education

In this “Maggie Moment”, Maggie passionately shares her concerns about the ‘push down’ of formalised[...]