About Stephanie Ginter

Since 1995, Stephanie Ginter has been the Outdoor Learning Specialist for The Adventurous Child, Inc, a company that designs, manufactures and ships outdoor play and learning products for children ages 6 months to 6 years. She is a researcher and trainer of outdoor play, specializing in the Early Learning Standards and what children are mastering when they play outdoors. She also provides workshop training for state and local early childhood conferences. Previously, she taught in a Montessori preschool classroom for children ages 3-6. Our focus is to provide outdoor playground equipment that meets each state’s Early Learning Standards and provide children with fun environments. Our passion is to help create outdoor classrooms that are learning places, just like the indoors—full of fun, free play and the ability to meet the state’s current Early Learning Standards.

Outdoor Scavenger Hunt

Spring is underway, and it’s a great time to be outside breathing the fresh air, feeling the warmth of the sun, listening to the birds sing, and seeing the beauty of the trees and flowers. What a great opportunity for … READ MORE

New and Improved Website

We have a BIG announcement! We are excited to announce that after months of work we’ve completely redone our website! Come poke around on our new and improved site and try out some of the exciting new features for yourself.  … READ MORE

Rockin’ Robins on the Preschool Playground (Part 2 of 2)

Last week I talked about some different projects children can do to take care of the birds on the preschool playground.  Now comes the next step, scientific observation!  How do the birds move?  What do they sound like?  What colors … READ MORE

Rockin’ Robins on the Preschool Playground (Part 1 of 2)

Having a class pet is a fun idea, but not always practical or allowed.  So, if you want your children to learn while taking care of an animal, you could take care of the animals on your preschool playground.  Now … READ MORE

Making Maps

Here at The Adventurous Child we make lots of site plans for preschool playgrounds.  We enjoy it and I bet your preschool children would too!  Take clipboards with blank paper outside so the children can make maps of their playground.  … READ MORE

Valentine’s Day Bubble Art

Looking for some fun activities to do on the preschool playground for Valentine’s Day?  Try making some Valentine Bubble Art!  First, bend some craft wire or old wire coat hangers into heart shapes.  These become your special Valentine’s Day bubble … READ MORE

Let’s Get Physical!

Most everyone would agree that playing outside as a child is fun- here at The Adventurous Child, we strongly support outdoor fun! What most people don’t know are the enormous benefits of physical activity- not only for adults, but children … READ MORE

Cold Weather Tips for the Outdoor Classroom

Winter is upon us in most of the country, and with it comes much colder weather and a reluctance to take the children outdoors.  At The Adventurous Child, we know it’s important and beneficial to utilize your preschool playground in … READ MORE

Healthy Kids Outdoors Act

Earlier this month, members of Congress introduced House and Senate versions of the Healthy Kids Outdoors Act.  This new law is intended to support state, local, and federal strategies to connect youth and families with the natural world, with an … READ MORE

Play Outdoors: Have Fun, Stay Healthy

At The Adventurous Child, we’re proud to promote the educational benefits of outdoor play.  We also appreciate all the physical benefits children receive from their time on the preschool playground.  Research shows (Fjortoft 2004; Burdette and Whitaker 2005) children who … READ MORE