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!
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…
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.
Gardening with kids
Lukas Ritson discusses the benefits of gardening with kids and gives some advice on how to get started.
Cross Lateral Play With Toys
Movement activities that help children's focus and attention to expand and grow.
Making a hand scrub with kids
Making a hand scrub with kids helps build their cooking confidence and is a multi-sensory learning experience. And, parents get a hand scrub out of it! Lukas Ritson shows us…
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.
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.
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.
Got water and a bit of dirt? Then, Lukas Ritson says, you’ve got an excellent opportunity for your kids to learn through play.
Following your child’s lead: Part One
In this video, Lukas Ritson shows how parents can follow a child’s lead on an activity and let go of the outcome so they can have a full and engaging…