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The Art of Play: Should Kids Be Outdoors or Online?

  • Melbourne Knowledge Week 3 Blackwood Street North Melbourne, VIC, 3051 Australia (map)

Supervised outside play or screen-time freedom - are we raising well-balanced children or kids that lack the coping tools to navigate the real world?

Join this panel discussion with teachers, industry experts and researchers to delve into how outdoor play and indoor digital experiences impact a child’s development. Participate in a real-time poll on the subjects raised including the creation of junk playgrounds with found objects to encourage kids to experiment, fail and learn, and how crucial screen skills are in an increasingly digitised world. Be part of the debate on how to bring up happy, healthy and engaged kids in the digital age.

Our publisher Local Peoples, a Melbourne-based strategic design studio, is presenting this panel discussion at Melbourne Knowledge Week and it, like most of the Melbourne Knowledge Week events, is free!

Earlier Event: 20 May
Melbourne Knowledge Week
Later Event: 23 May
Living Cities Forum