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Nature play keeps
the doctor away

Who do you think spends the least amount of time outdoors:
Chickens, inmates or kids? 

Unfortunately, it's kids. Cat Stevens already posed the question 'where do the children play?' in the 60's and the situation has continued to get worse. Experts around the world are starting to use the phrase 'nature deficit disorder' because lack of nature play is leading to all sorts of physical and mental problems. 

But there is a growing movement to combat this epidemic at various forest schools and kindergartens. Hit play below and join Sam Crosby, a nature play expert from the Ian Potter Children's WILD PLAY garden at Centennial Parklands in the heart of Sydney and discover the effect something as simple as climbing a tree can have on our health. 

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