Blog Tag: 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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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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Too many toys?

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

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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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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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Healing our profound wound of human disconnectedness

The latest suicide figures from the ABS are alarming, worrying and hide a world full[...]

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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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How Risk Can Benefit Children

In this “Maggie Moment”, Maggie talks about how as a society we can tend to[...]

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Why iPad playgrounds are a bad idea for shops and kids

This article was first published at Essential Kids. Can modern childhood get any more weird?[...]

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

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

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Are we about to ban childhood altogether?

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

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Getting Kids Active

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

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In praise of a dangerous, dirty childhood

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

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Q&A webinar with parents – 3/02/2014

In this 1 hour recording of a live webinar Q&A conducted between Maggie and a[...]

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The dirty secret about raising kids: It’s child’s play

I am going to let you in on a little secret about raising children. It’s[...]