My Parx

I disapprove of the spelling, I approve of the concept!

My Parx finds parks nearby, and gives quality info of parks around the world.

My Parx gives you quality information on parks, from local municipal parks through to state and national parks.

My Parx has a selection of parks from around the world including showcase parks from Fisheries & Wildlife Service (USA), Parks Victoria (Australia), Africam Safari Park (Mexico), Parks SA (Australia), Adelaide Botanic Gardens and Christchurch Botanic Gardens (NZ). More parks are being added to the app daily. Don’t see a park near you? Email us with your favourite park or contact your park authority and ask them to join!

Easily access fascinating stories and amazing features for the parks that interest you most, in ways you’ve never seen before. Search for parks by keywords, or browse by key features such as birdwatching or fishing.

Every park has a story to tell, and the My Parx app opens up a whole new world of stories to park visitors. Historical and cultural features, significant flora and fauna, fascinating facts, and community facilities can all be highlighted through interactive maps and personal guided tours.

This looks like a great modern adventure aid, and it works for Australia, at least near me! I have already looked about, and I am looking forward to being able to follow some of the trails at our favourite parks. This app is also available in Apple format.

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Christmas Crafting

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Christmas is all about crafty decoration, isn’t it?!

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Inspired by my effort above, Trio made an effort of his own.

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Secondus is still working on his, and Primus independently worked out this.

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According to our Advent Calendar

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Christmas isn’t far away! We are running out of crafting time!

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Successful Strewing!

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I saw this very cheap when a bookshop was closing down almost a year ago, and into the Christmas Box it went! It’s a hit! And Prices even wrote it! *happy dance*

If you see something that might work for you one day, grab it! You just never know.

Finds from the junk shop

This is a super easy practical life and sorting activity. It just so happens that there are exactly six pairs in this cheap eraser set. Even better!

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Adventures

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We love going on adventures! Adventures are our daily walk. Sometimes it’s a rambling walk, sometimes we have a specific quest in mind.

Walking in the same place is very rewarding. It provides a chance to notice the seasonal changes as they happen in our own little spot. It also encourages the children to start asking deeper questions about a place. Why do something grow in one spot but not another? What signs of birds or other animals are there and how does that change?

At the moment our own adventures are very similar to the description of Charlotte Mason’s nature study as described in Ambleside online, if you scroll past the prescribed list and read the description of how it should be implemented. Most of the time I just let the children discover what they will, but every so often I will send them off with a quest to look for something in particular – like The Quest for The Golden Leaf in Autumn.

Oh, and don’t forget to bring a bag, for all those leaves and feathers they will collect!