Blog Tag: nature play


Nurturing the inner world of our children and teens

Many years ago, a 16-year-old student shared with me a story that left an indelible[...]


The real value in pretend play

“Babies create hypotheses, test them and then relentlessly appraise their findings with the vigour of[...]


S2 Episode 6 – Nature play can still happen during coronavirus — Parental As Anything ABC Podcast

Coronavirus has meant the activities our kids love — playgrounds, sport, skate boarding with friends,[...]


S1 Episode 3 – Play — why it’s vital for kids — Parental As Anything ABC Podcast

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


Why won’t my kids play outside?

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


In praise of a common-sense revolution

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


Why We Need to Prioritise Play

In this “Maggie Moment”, Maggie responds to a Facebook post from a mum who is[...]


The shift back to nature play – it’s happening!

Many of you know of my passionate commitment to outside play in our homes, schools[...]


Are we about to ban childhood altogether?

As a passionate advocate for allowing children a childhood that allows them to play as[...]


Getting Kids Active

In a world where screens seem to dominate, statistics for Australian kids around activity levels are[...]


In praise of a dangerous, dirty childhood

Originally published in Parenting Ideas. I think there is something missing from the average modern[...]


Maggie’s message about natural playgrounds

There is clear and consistent evidence about the many benefits for children and the wider[...]


Eat More Dirt!

Maggie joined Mel James in the Guestroom, on ABC Radio in Darwin to discuss how[...]