Giving children the freedom to develop their own games improves their social skills and reasoning, writes Melinda Ham.
The secret to raising strong, happy kids? Dirt and lots of it.
The list of the old schoolyard favourites could go on forever but how many of these once loved games do your kids still play today? Now is the perfect time to teach them with our list of top ten classic schoolyard games.
With less garden space, more scheduled activities and more homework kids often have no energy left for free play. So how do we break those barriers down?
Andrew Daddo discovers that imagination is the best game ever invented, sometimes it’s a matter of remembering how it works.
The message on the benefits of unstructured play is getting through but how do busy families find the time? Justine Davies shares some fun ideas for you to try with the kids.
Curtin University research claims that in just one generation, outdoor play has decreased from 73% to just 13% of total play time. Instead, the vast majority of children today indulge in more than the recommended two hours of screen use by watching TV/DVDs, playing electronic games and using computers.
Print off this fun St Patrick's Day activity and have hours of fun with the kids.
There are many opinions on child's play but award-winning architect Jon King discovers that when kids are given space to imagine and create they thrive.
Unstructured, unsupervised fun could be more beneficial for your child's future than you realise.
A thirteen-year-old Australian girl has a neat trick that is sure to make her a hit in the playground and seemingly online.