Is screen time dominating your family life?
Are challenging emotional outbursts making daily life unpredictable and stressful?
Find Calm. Explore Potential. Build Connections.
Research in the field of nature connection and outdoor play shows that children who have opportunities to spend time outside in green environments have significantly better outcomes in measures of psychological wellbeing, social skills and friendships, school success, happiness and climate responsiveness.
Our Nature-Based Play and skill development programs for primary school aged children include the following outdoor activities and may vary dependant on individual and group needs.
- Creative and Construction Play: In these sessions children may work together to plan and construct cubbies, dams, fairy gardens or bridges using natural materials and ‘loose parts'.
- Physical Challenges: Children will have the opportunity to learn and practise physical skills like climbing, jumping, throwing, swinging and balancing.
- Reflection and Circle Time: Children will be supported both individually to reflect on their strengths and challenges and encouraged to use new positive strategies to relate to others and regulate their own emotions.
- Nature Connection: Activities that heighten sensory awareness and build nature connection may include nature crafts, sit spot observations, storytelling, scavenger hunts, nature journaling, wildlife spotting, gardening, and mindful reflections.
Our Nature-Based play programs are either held in our private home base at Waterfall Gully or in accessible public parks within the East/Northeast of Adelaide and in the Fleurieu Peninsula.
If your child has NDIS goals in the areas of self and emotional regulation, social skills, attending and problem solving, physical development, expanding their interests, spending time outside, community engagement or developing healthy habits, come and try our program!
Our programs may be accessed using NDIS Capacity Building Therapeutic Support funding.