Gardening with kids
Lukas Ritson discusses the benefits of gardening with kids and gives some advice on how to get started.
Playing with a hammer and nails
Let the kids loose with a hammer and nails? Absolutely, says Lukas Ritson, an expert in loose parts play and ‘risky’ play for kids, and a master of making fun…
The magic of wire for play
Having a material like soft twist tie wire available can open up a whole new world of play for your kids!
Camping in your own backyard
Around your home, you have everything you need to give your kids play and learning experiences that delight them and teach them to manage their own risks. In this activity,…
The benefits of mud play
Did you know that playing with mud has immune system and developmental benefits for kids, as well as being super fun? Lukas Ritson explains!
Following your child’s lead: Part Two
In this video, Lukas Ritson continues to show how parents can follow a child’s lead on an activity and let go of the outcome so they can have a full…
Cross Lateral Play
Movement activities that help children's focus and attention to expand and grow.
Making cardboard ‘wood’ for hammering
Lukas Ritson shows us how to build opportunities for learning and connection into loose parts play with this easy activity of making ’wood’ from cardboard for kids to hammer into.
Building an outdoor cubby
In this video, Lukas Ritson shows us how his kids are learning resourcefulness, self-reliance, independence and social skills through building an outdoor cubby with stuff from around the house.
Supporting independence with risky play
Lukas Ritson explains how letting children take risks and explore their boundaries is essential for their development and later sense of capability and self-fulfilment.
Building a kids’ sawhorse and sawing safely
In this video, Lukas Ritson demonstrates how to build a sawhorse or kids and teach them to manage the risks of using a handsaw.