Ditching devices and getting kids back to nature #Marketing @MondoPlayer [Video]

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KELLY HODEL/STUFF The Melody Nature Outdoor Programme was inspired by forest schools a phenomenon that originated in Europe. Birds chirp loudly as the children descend on the rain-drenched reserve.They pause briefly for a karakia to Tāne Mahuta, the Mā

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The Melody Nature Outdoor Programme was inspired by forest schools a phenomenon that originated in Europe.

Birds chirp loudly as the children descend on the rain-drenched reserve.

They pause briefly for a karakia to Tāne Mahuta, the Māori god of the forests, then the fun begins.

The children clamber over fallen trees and splash in newly …



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Conscious Kids ran a holiday programme in Hamilton in July with great success.

Thirty children attended Hamilton's first Conscious Kids Outdoor Revolution in the July school holidays.

At Melody Childcare they take ten pre-school children out to a bush setting once a week for a day.

The Melody Nature Outdoor Programme (MNOP) was inspired by the Forest schools phenomenon that originated in Europe.

Mikaeel Kisan, 4, tests out his tree climbing skills.

Hailey Shorten, 4, takes a moment to listen for some birds.

Ceana Priest  has written an Outdoor Kids Guidebook to help other parents get their children out in nature.

Ceana Priest's son Finn enjoys a spot of camping.

St. Paul's Collegiate Schoo student kayak on the Mohaka River.

St. Paul's Collegiate School student Finn Reece on Great Lake Trails during his Tihoi adventure.