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 with found objects!
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.
How to set up an awesome backyard nature play area
Did you know children need secluded play for their development? A nature play area is a good way of answering these needs and helping them build independence, resilience and resourcefulness.
The orange experiment
In this video, Lukas Ritson and his daughter show us an experiment that illustrates why children need to be given real, multi-sensory play experiences.
Learn To Juggle
Juggling is an excellent skill for kids to learn as it requires concentration, perseverance and hand-eye coordination. In this video, Max from Flexi Flow will breakdown the skills you need…
Cross Lateral Play
Movement activities that help children's focus and attention to expand and grow.
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.
Saws and wood: The tools of play
In this video, Lukas Ritson, loose parts and risky play expert, shows us how to help kids saw using a sawhorse, brace and handsaw, with some other tricks for reducing…
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…
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,…