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Play Streets Supports Healthier Kids

With the recent release of the Australian Physical Literacy Framework developed by Sport Australia, the Centre for Sport and Social Impact at La Trobe University, commissioned by Play Australia, have launched a new evidence review: “How Play Streets supports the development of physical literacy in children”.

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Nature - delivered in a box!

Nurture in Nature has just launched a novel way to encourage and inspire outdoor play and nature connection for families and early learning environments

With their hands on Nature Bus incursions delivering outdoor play and nature inspired learning programs having been put on hold during the COVID-19 crisis, they’ve been thinking outside the box and have been busy putting together little boxes of snail mail nature inspired goodness.

Each month there will be a NEW Nature Treasure Box available with a different nature inspired play and learning theme.

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Chalk messages are lifting spirits in the community

HOPPY in North Melbourne!

Our Executive Director Barb Champion came across this great piece of street art yesterday.  How it lifted her spirits! 

Children are using their creativity and compassion by leaving inspiring messages on our footpaths. How good is it to see them outside, while playing it safe with physical distancing and helping to support our wellbeing through this great outdoor activity.  

When you're out on your local streets and see something like this too, take a pic and post on our Play Australia Facebook page!