Play Skills

Playing at heights

Climbing trees is an opportunity for kids to develop a lot of different and important skills, including balance, coordination and cognitive functions like risk assessment. Lukas Ritson shows parents how…

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…

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…

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.

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.

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.

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…

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…

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,…