Jessica is a storyteller, poet, arts worker, teacher, facilitator and mother to three. She has over twenty years’ experience working across the education, community and creative industries, and not- for-profit organisations in the arts, and cultural sectors. Jessica began the Little Pocket Nature Play in March 2019 as a platform for local children and families to connect with each other and the natural world. A lover of the ocean, community connection and all things creative, she is a driving force for all that comes from The Little Pocket Association.
What do you believe to be the biggest benefit of nature play?
There are so many benefits to children playing in nature and every little (and big) person's experience with the natural world is so unique. It can be wild and calm, busy and still, challenging and safe, loud and quiet... it can be whatever you want it to be. The possibilities with outside play are limitless.