More than fun and games: How outside play can make your child more resilient

Part of the Kinderling Conversation for parents. Weekdays 12pm-1pm.

Tue 30 October 2018

16 mins

Childhood has changed a lot since parents were kids. Free outdoor play and exploration has been dramatically reduced.

Griffin Longley from Nature Play WA says that nature-play gives children a chance to build resilience. He’s on a mission to give kids back the best bits of childhood.

 For more on Nature Play WA check out their website.

You can get your little one learning all about nature with Kinderling's podcast for outdoor adventures; Dirtgirl's Nature Detective Academy. Listen now in our free app and wherever you get your podcasts.

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