Kids learn importance of nature play
WITH all the benefits brought about by the technology age, comes many other disadvantages.
Primal Influence owner Clint Bauer recognised these challenges and wanted to counteract them.
The Maroochydore man has launched school holiday workshops across the Coast with the aim of getting children back in touch with nature.
He said his ultimate goal was just to get kids moving outside.
"There's lots of structured outdoor sports for kids,” he said.
"But what I do is very different.
"I call it structured but unstructured play.
"I go in the class with an idea and let the kids work out what they want to do.”
He said the workshop created a space of creativity among the children, allowing them to interact in a way they felt most comfortable.
"It's natural movement so it allows kids to move naturally,” he said.
"It enhances all the movements that humans should be able to do.
"Just by kids participating it gets them to communicate and interact with each other.”
Mr Bauer utilises various techniques, very different to any other play children usually are involved with.
"I encourage kids to go barefoot and connect with nature,” he said.
"It helps children understand their own physical strength.
"It's a strange concept for kids to get their head around that these things just naturally occur within the environment they're in.”
Mr Bauer, who is a qualified personal trainer and Nature Play QLD Activity Provider, said while it was a strange concept, it was just a different approach to helping children understand their own physical strength.
For more information on Primal Influence or to book in for the school holidays workshops, visit www.primalinfluence.com /primalplayschoolholidays.