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Discover nature close to home

Many of us are stuck at home in isolation but that does not mean we have to put on hold everything we enjoy.

The message from Nature Play WA is that nature hasn’t been cancelled and as long as we observe regulations about physical distancing, we should continue to enjoy the great outdoors.

This news should be particularly welcome to families who are looking for ways to keep their children engaged and active.

Nature Play WA, a not-for-profit which promotes the benefits of outside, active play, has put together a list of 25 things to do while self-isolating. It suggests a range of options for the backyard, in your neighbourhood, or inside if the weather isn’t great.

These could include camping in the backyard, star gazing, starting a vegie patch or learning a new practical skill, such as knitting or baking.

You can get close to nature in your own yard, by seeing how many different bugs or native plants you can identify.

Get the family together for a bike or scooter ride around the neighbourhood, or join the bear hunt which is happening across WA, and see how many teddies you can spot in your area.

For the full list of 25 things to do in isolation, go to:

https://www.natureplaywa.org.au/resources/for-families/coronavirus-covid19-resources