Melbourne knowledge week
Melbourne Knowledge Week

The art of play: Should kids be outdoors or online?

Wednesday 22 May, 2.30pm - 3.20pm

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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.

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Dates and times

Wed 22 May,
2.30pm — 3.20pm


Meat Market, 3 Blackwood Street, North Melbourne VIC, Australia

Auslan interpretation on request, Wheelchair accessible

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