The world is an ever-changing place. It goes without saying that every generation in our society has had different challenges when growing up, depending on the society in which they were raised. It’s also fair to say that today’s kids face a radically different set of challenges than any generations which have come before them. This is mainly due to the increased globalisation of our world.
Play is essential for a healthy and happy children’s development. It helps kids to develop a wide range of skills and understandings. Playing, children reflect what is important in their lives. Play can take several forms and it changes as children grow older. It could be indoors or outdoors, quiet or loud, clean or messy, funny or thoughtful. Children play for different reasons. They can explore to learn new things or it can be to consolidate or improve a skill. Our role as adults is to facilitate play for them. Learn how here.
Almost 10 per cent of parents have never let their child climb a tree, according to a Sydney survey. Conducted by Wannabees Family Play Town in Frenchs Forest, the survey casts new light on the trend of “bubble-wrapping” children.
The northern beaches is home to many budding newsreaders – and these children know their stuff.
The youngsters who attended Wannabees Family Play Town at Frenchs Forest on Friday were lucky enough to take part in a mini news reading session with Sky News Australia anchor Tracey Spicer.