Behind the scenes - March/April 2017

Getting outdoors, switching off, enjoying some playtime and being truly present in that moment is something we often put to the bottom of the pile. But playing is an essential part of wellbeing and development—for our children, for us, and for our relationships. So park your grown-up sensibilities at the door and jump in for some serious fun, as this issue we are all about PLAY! 

We stack our mud pies and get back to nature when we look at the importance of Nature Play. And our education feature takes a sneaky peak into the wonderful world of outdoor-based education. We have some great ideas on how to build your own den and our Travel section jets off to the family-friendly playground of Japan. 

Our Wellbeing feature asks the question: ‘where did the Play go?’ Investigating how to put some fun back into the classroom and into modern life. And if you are lost for something to do, we’ve got a huge round up of all the best play spaces across the region (and yes, they are all totally free!). 

Plus, with all the usual news, reviews, and the latest happenings from our local schools, this issue is a bucket-load of FUN!

Models: Kael, 4 years and Summer, 8 years

Costume and styling: Michelle Craik

Photography: Verve Portraits, Fortitude Valley

Pick up a copy from all parenting hotspots throughout South-East Queensland. Or visit our website to see more.