Experiences & Development

Relationships are important. Whether they are between friends, co-workers, or children and their care providers, you must nurture those relationships for them to grow. Of course, there are also figurative relationships, such as the one between experiences and development: The … READ MORE

Hiking

Early November is a great time to take your children for a hike. Whether you actually take them into the woods or around your playground, they will enjoy being outdoors during the seasonal transition. Now is the time to kick … READ MORE

Who is TAC?

Recently it occurred to us that as much as you know about The Adventurous Child’s products and equipment, you may not know a whole lot about us. We’d like to spend today sharing a little bit about ourselves and our … READ MORE

ASSESSMENT IS… INTEGRATIVE (Part 2 of 2)

Until approximately age 6, children are concrete learners rather than abstract learners. Engaging them in their senses – hearing, seeing, smelling, tasting, and touching – is the most effective way for them to learn. Young children require tangible methods for … READ MORE

ASSESSMENT IS… INTEGRATIVE (Part 1 of 2)

Here at The Adventurous Child, we’ve been on a kick about assessment lately. Check this quote out: “Assessment is an integrative process…. Learning is personal, active, and genuine; discovery invites mastery and empowerment; delight feeds passion and a quest for … READ MORE

Dramatic/Creative Play: Store Front (Part 4 of 4)

“Caps for sale! Caps for sale!” Make your children’s favorite stories come to life with a store front. Place the store front along a bike path and let children create their own story —maybe a lemonade stand, a counter at … READ MORE

Dramatic/Creative Play: Car Wash (Part 3 of 4)

Hot day? Take your kids outside and let them cool off with a car wash. A great addition to any outdoor play area, the car wash allows children to enter and exit through realistic plastic flaps, similar to a real … READ MORE

Dramatic/Creative Play: Playhouse and Gas Pump (Part 2 of 4)

Mimi Brodsky Chenfeld, renowned dance instructor, commented: “I know from my experiences that when children have the chance to move and to be creative, it helps them engage with the rest of the curriculum…. [M]ovement involve[s] language and patterning, which … READ MORE

Creative/Dramatic Play (Part 1 of 4)

“Music, dance, drama, and story are the oldest ways human beings learned to pass on information, traditions, customs, and beliefs…. In the vocabulary of some Native American and African languages, there is no word for art, because art is part … READ MORE

Back to School: Bookcase (Part 4 of 4)

While sharing stories in the Literacy Gazebo, select one of the children’s favorites from the Bookcase. This handy-dandy bookcase displays books and art supplies in an outdoor classroom setting. Specially-formulated playground plastics create the shelves and the exterior of the … READ MORE