Author Archives: Llewellyn Wishart

Tribute song to Permaculture giant Bill Mollison (4 May 1928 – 24 September 2016)

Formidable Vegetable Sound System have done it again with a quirky poignant tribute to one of Permaculture’s founders Bill Mollison who died last year. Check it out here: http://www.pipmagazine.com.au/connect/bill-mollison-tribute-song-launch-trees-eat-us-formidable-vegetable-sound-system/ While your at it if you are looking for fun music … Continue reading

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Building outdoor environment literacy

Jacob Ballas Children’s Garden, Singapore Botanic Gardens Photo: Llewellyn Wishart Developing nature-rich outdoor environments for young children takes conviction, creativity, planning, negotiation, design sense and skills in early childhood pedagogy. Early childhood educators here in Australia are being offered more … Continue reading

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Embodied Parenting – Perspectives on non-verbal communication & power of movement-dance

Dance-movement therapist Dr Suzie Tortora’s research into embodied parenting and infant-parent communication has much to offer about the power of movement as a form of subtle embodied communication in infancy, early childhood and across the lifespan. Dr Tortora’s research challenges … Continue reading

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What do young children need more of outdoors?

Our recently published research sheds light on what young children might need more of in their outdoor learning environments. How do we stimulate well rounded play, physical activity, motor development and simply the joy of being outdoors? In a word … Continue reading

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Our research continues on re-natured outdoor early childhood spaces

Garden Drum’s Helen Young reports on the KinderGardenProject: Putting the Green Back into Kindergartens a collaboration between the City of Ballarat, Deakin University, Uniting Care, Flemings Nurseries and Eureka Community Kindergarten Association: Putting ‘garden’ back into kindergarten

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Nature-Outdoors Important for Children’s Emotional, Spiritual and Physical Wellbeing

Very happy to be part of the collaborative work between Fleming’s Nurseries, Mission Australia Early Learning, Deakin University City of Ballarat, ECKA, Uniting Care Ballarat connecting children to nature and the outdoors from a very early age: Kinder-gardens new focus for … Continue reading

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Brunswick to Ballarat – Car-free family holidays by bike

We’re a family of 4 living in Brunswick, Victoria bastion of bike culture; some might quip Melbourne’s answer to Amsterdam. With the help of bikes, good public transit and long-term membership of car-share company Flexicar we have been car-free for … Continue reading

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