About Mary Robertson

Mary Robertson is a blog writer for The Adventurous Child Inc, a company that designs and sells outdoor playground equipment for children ages 6 months to 6 years. She has a bachelor's degree in Early Childhood Education and Elementary Education from Western Michigan University and is certified to teach children in preschool, elementary school, and middle school. Most recently, Mary taught in the preschool classroom with children ages 3-5 years old. Before that, Mary was a substitute teacher in several elementary classrooms. She is an advocate of playing outdoors, learning through nature, providing hands on experiences, and encouraging wonder, inquiry, and discovery. Our focus is to provide outdoor playground equipment that meets each state’s Early Learning Standards and provides children with fun environments. Our passion is to help create outdoor classrooms that are learning places, just like the indoors—full of fun, play, and the ability to meet the state’s current Early Learning Standards.

Groundhog Day Shadow Play

This Saturday is Groundhog Day and people across the country will be waiting to see if winter will be sticking around a little longer or if warm weather is on the way.  In preschool, this holiday is a good time … READ MORE

Exploring Art on the Preschool Playground

At many preschools, art is an indoor activity… a messy indoor activity.  Some mess in preschool is a good thing, but when you have an art project that could cause a lot of mess, why not bring the project outdoors? … READ MORE

Silent Emergencies

In Cultivating Outdoor Classrooms, Eric Nelson describes 7 “Silent Emergencies” that young children face today.  The 7 he listed are: Lack of exercise Preoccupation with electronic media Perception of outdoors as an unsafe place to play Isolation from and fear … READ MORE

Happy New Year!

It’s a brand new year!  We have the whole of 2013 ahead of us.  That’s a whole year of new opportunities for outdoor play on the preschool playground!   We would like to help create some new outdoor play opportunities by … READ MORE

Happy Holidays!

We hope that you had a wonderful holiday season full of family and friends. Thank you so much for allowing The Adventurous Child to be a part of your lives this year. We look forward to serving you and your preschool … READ MORE