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Come out to play - Onkiaparinga Now 28 April 2021

Across the Onkaparinga region, neighbours are enjoying each other’s company and playing for a few hours while their street is closed to traffic. The 1000 Play Streets program, created by Play Australia, is reclaiming quiet residential streets as places for people to step out their front door to reconnect and have fun with their neighbours—or meet them for the first time.

Read the full article from Onkaparinga Now.

South Australia is closing roads to help get kids outside and playing

Check out Channel 9 News Adelaide showing neighbours having fun on their local streets, click here: and listen to Mayor Jill Whitaker on ABC Adelaide Breakfast talking #1000PlayStreets and about how children can come out and play on their local street, meet their neighbours, how families can work together and connect with their community. The Campbelltown City Council with support from the Government of South Australia's Office for Recreation, Sport and Racing (ORSR) have taken #1000PlayStreets onboard and the local com

Kids need time off

Dr Susie O'Brien is the author of The Secret of Half-arsed Parenting and Herald Sun journalist and columnist. Susie has a PhD in Education and has spent the last two decades writing about parenting and family issues and regularly features Play Australia research and experts.

This new parenting advice book looks at how over 'scheduled' our kids are.

The Secret of Half-arsed Parenting - Dr Susie O'Brien

Pandemic Play - with Judy McKinty

Where there are children, there is play. It is a universal impulse, as old as humanity. Physical play, verbal play, friendship play, solitary play – it is the exercise of body and imagination, marked by humour, challenge, invention and exploration. As essential to childhood as food and drink.

Dr. June Factor