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Loose Parts Play for Councils and Businesses

By Jeni Wilson There are many occasions when engaging children through loose parts play would keep parents, their children, and customers happy.  Loose parts play can be both financially and emotionally beneficial for individuals, local councils, city councils, boroughs and businesses. Think of all the times when entertaining children would, apart from the benefits themselves, […]

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The Nüdel Kart Family Movie Night

(COVID-19 and ISOLATION approved!) On May 8th, Playground Ideas are running a special screening of the Nüdel Kart documentary, “The Wheels of Wonder”, to coincide with the launch of the Nüdel Kart mini, and to help provide some entertainment to households during isolation. Off the back of a SOLD OUT show at the Nova ‘Transitions […]

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The Nudel Kart Mini

(A Social Enterprise by Playground Ideas) Only 6 months after launching the full size Nüdel Kart to educators, we have fast tracked the Nüdel Kart Mini so your kids can have just as much fun at home with loose parts play. (And possibly provide you, the parents and carers, with some much needed relief!) The […]

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Who is Dr Jeni Wilson?

You may have noticed a number of articles and blogs that Jeni has recently penned that have appeared on our Playground Ideas website. Dr Jeni Wilson has known the Playground Ideas Founder, Marcus Veerman, for a number of years, and last year was invited to be part of the writing team to help with the […]

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Loose Parts Play in Early Childhood Education

By Jeni Wilson The period from birth to primary school is arguably the most important learning stage of a child’s life. Children are extremely curious and adventurous.  They love learning about the world, how it all works, and their place in the world.  Early childhood education is about the holistic development of all facets of […]

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Loose Parts for Community Groups

By Jeni Wilson How often have you been attending a community group, maybe with a bunch of kids, and you need something to entertain them while you wait? Or perhaps you have some siblings involved in group activities, and others are not? How often have you thought, ‘I could do that if there was a […]

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Children: Questions and Play

By Jeni Wilson All of these questions are from Children as the result of play • Why do people want things they don’t need?  • How can I make a machine that sucks all the rubbish off the earth? • Do people in the bushfires need company? • Is everything we know proved by science? […]

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Loose Parts in Primary Schools: From Impossible to Possible

By Jeni Wilson “Alice laughed. ‘There’s no use trying,’ she said. ‘One can’t believe impossible things.’ I daresay you haven’t had much practice,’ said the Queen. ‘When I was your age, I always did it for half-an-hour a day. Why, sometimes I’ve believed as many as six impossible things before breakfast!” ― Lewis Carroll This blog […]

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Play without Playgrounds

By Jeni Wilson Play comes naturally Remember play comes naturally to children. They want to play and are more than capable of entertaining themselves, sometimes for hours on end. It may come as a surprise, relief or disappointment that children can entertain themselves with minimal or no input from you. They CAN play without Playgrounds! Observe […]

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FAQ’s About STEM

By Jeni Wilson It seems like STEM is the new black!                                                                    This article answers FAQ’s, (frequently asked questions), about STEM. What does […]

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The Nüdel Kart Mini

That’s right, 6 months after launching the full size Nüdel Kart to schools and other child based organisations, we have fast tracked the Nüdel Kart Mini so your kids can have just as much fun at home with loose parts play. (And possibly provide you, the parents and carers, with some much needed relief!) The […]

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