A Parent's Guide to Ticks In Australia with a Bonus FREE Fact Sheet Meet Ixodes holocyclus. We love creatures, but this little bitty arachnid, commonly known as ticks, is not our favourite friend to meet when we play. Ticks generally spend their time hanging out in humid places like creeks, forests and bushy spots (so, … Continue reading Top Tips for Ticks in Nature Play
As parents, we try to provide our children with the best tools and experiences to shape their growth, development, and overall well-being. We want to foster creativity and imagination, balance this with physical and mental wellbeing and combine it with the ability to self-manage and problem-solve! We also want our children to have a lot … Continue reading Five Benefits of Adventure Play
Written by BIRDWINGS FOREST SCHOOL "Sometimes when you try hard things, you find out you can actually do them!" This exclamation was the epiphany that came to a child while his group was scrambling up a gully. He was leaning over the steep rock-face he had just climbed up, a little surprised that he had … Continue reading Reset, Recharge and Refocus: the therapeutic benefits of adventure-based programs for kids.
What do you do when it rains? Where do you sleep? Do you see snakes? Here’s a list of questions we are most commonly asked about our programs. We set your mind at ease by answering them all here.
We love our Birdwings Bush Club and Little Birdwings Forest Kindy because children can have a natural childhood, playing and having fun with friends in nature.
One of the biggest hurdles to outdoor play is understanding the nature of risk-taking. We have found that the most challenging daily risk-taking children will experience in our nature immersion programs has little to do with wild nature play at all. Snakes, fire-work, water-play and tree-climbing are not as challenging for children as putting on … Continue reading What does risk-taking really look like in early childhood?