Educator Resources

Books

The Mudbook: Nature Play Framework

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Research Handbook on Childhoodnature

Research Handbook on Childhoodnature

Professional Learning Tools

Acknowledgement of Country, active respect and caring for the land

Removing toys from outdoor area

Grow and harvest wheat, grind wheat, bake bread

Walk out the gate – bush and city adventures
ANimals under the microscope, arts-based exploration of the more-than-human, community exhibition

FRee play at bush kindy

Where have all the turtles gone? – local lake visit

Nature journaling

Bringing nature inside for free play
Mapping the local community
INVestigating insects and arachnids of our local environment
Tree climbing
Sensorial bushwalk, animal search
VISITs on Country

Photo Gallery

Websites

Nature Play Australia: https://www.natureplay.org.au/

Nature Play QLD: https://natureplayqld.org.au/

Nature Play WA: https://www.natureplaywa.org.au/

Nature Play SA: https://natureplaysa.org.au/

Cool Australia Early Learning Curriculum materials: https://www.coolaustralia.org/curriculum-materials 

Common Worlds Research Collective: www.commonworlds.net