5000 Hours of Play
In 2019, Jump Up Outdoors aims to get Brisbane kids playing outside for a total of 5000 hours. That’s 5000 hours not on electronic devices…5000 hours of fun…5000 hours of healthy development. C’mon kids, let’s Jump Up & get outdoors!
Jump Up Outdoors hours of play so far :
Dinner by the campfire, roasting marshmallows, torchlight games…..sound like fun?
An evening of fun for the kids and a few hours peace & quiet for the grown ups – who could say no?
Enter a magical world of lanterns, shadow puppets and star gazing. Relax as the light of day fades away and the mysteries of twilight unfold and entertain. As darkness envelops us, our sensed expand to provide a heightened feeling of wonder and joy.
Designed by Madeline Avci, Occupational Therapist specialising in child and youth development, the Jump Up – After Dark Program ignites wonder and excitement in children and encourages them to unwind after a busy school week.
Research shows that children who play outside are:
- more likely to engage in active play
- more likely to make healthy food choices
- less likely to develop a range of chronic health conditions (eg obesity, diabetes)
- more likely to be physically and socially adept.
But the children don’t know any of this, they are too busy have a fun!