An app from Nature Play QLD helping parents to connect children for local play
Posted on 10.12.2019
As many of you will have seen, the Nature Play QLD Neighbourhood Play Project uncovered some truths and barriers around kids participating in neighbourhood play.
It is no secret that over the past 30 years, childhood has drastically changed. (refer to 3 BIG Lessons Learnt from The Neighbourhood Play Project)
Children are quickly losing interest in a world beyond their front door. The way this generation plays is vastly different to their parents.
That’s why Nature Play QLD created the Digital Doorknock App.
A tool to help parents communicate with parents in their neighbourhood to facilitate outside play.
Use this app to get to know the families around you and develop friendships.
Imagine your kids coming home from school, together checking the app play signal to see who can play and then getting outside to have fun.
Set up your family profile securely, connect to other families where you live, see who is free to play, send messages to arrange play and call your kids home.
You can learn more about the app and the amazing things it can do on the website https://www.natureplayqld.org.au/digital-doorknock-app
If you would like to get straight into making neighbourhood connections, you can download the app today from the App Store for iPhone and Google Play for Android users through the links below.
So, how does it work?
1. Download the free app and set up your profile
2. Invite your local families to do the same (Walk the street, look for signs of children and letterbox drop invitation to join the app too)
3. Chat to arrange details, meet face to face and scan each other’s app code to connect
4. Set your family play signal and see when your local families are available to play
5. Post play events for your neighbourhood
Nature Play QLD would love to hear how the Digital Doorknock App is changing your neighbourhood so be sure to leave a review when you’ve established your connections, or write to firstname.lastname@example.org and leave a message.
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