Tools of the Mind 
The Metropolitan State College of Denver has a range of fact sheets describing the importance of play for children and gives parents some wonderful ideas for play at home.

Irresistible ideas for play based learning
A blog designed to inspire and assist teachers and parents of children in the Early Years

There are lots of fabulous parks in our area - and further afield. Here is a list of our kindy families' favourites ... 
In our area 
-  Springwood Park (Cinderella Drive) 
-  Underwood Park (Underwood Road) 
Out and about: 
-  Palm Beach Parklands (945 Gold Coast Highway) : A very cool pirate themed playground that is close to both the surf beach and Currumbin Creek.  
-  Carindale Recreation Reserve (Cadogan and Bedivere Streets): A park with moon rocks, a moon buggy and a rocket ship ready to blast off!
-  Ken Fletcher Park, Tennyson (Opposite the Queensland Tennis Centre): Well worth a visit with lots of climbing and play activities