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.

Happy Halloween

Halloween is always a fun and exciting holiday for children.  It is an opportunity to live out a fantasy as a favorite animal or character and really cut loose with friends and family.  And all this is before being allowed … READ MORE

Take It Outside Week

Children Are Born To Be Outside and Wild – Not Stuck Inside and Mild -Amy Sussna Klein   This week, Oct. 16-22nd, is TAKE IT OUTSIDE WEEK sponsored by Head Start Body Start.  Time spent outdoors is an integral part … READ MORE

Learning Science and Social Studies while Going Green

“We have not inherited the Earth from our parents; we have borrowed it from our children.” – L. Brown, 1981 Our children are our future, what we have is ultimately theirs.  That is why it is so important for us … READ MORE

Learning in Autumn

Take advantage of the last of the nice fall weather before the cool sets in.  Children will love to go on a nature hike and discover new bugs and plants with magnifying glasses.  Children enjoy using mirrors to see all sides of an object … READ MORE

Learning with Rocks!

I just read an article by David Elkind titled Preschool Academics: Learning What Comes Naturally and it reaffirmed what we here at The Adventurous Child have been saying all along, outdoor play is truly one of the best ways for … READ MORE

How to talk to children about 9/11

9/11 was an event that touched all Americans through a loss of their sense of security.  10 years later, images of the aftermath still stir emotions in the minds and hearts of us all.  When the topic comes up, and … READ MORE

Learning Literacy on the Playground

Rae Pica writes in her 2010 article, “Linking Literacy and Movement,” that “stringing actions together to form sequences is similar to linking words to form sentences and eventually paragraphs.  Both require children to choose components that flow naturally.”  So true! … READ MORE

Learning what Nature Teaches Us

“Nature play is child initiated and child directed.” This is a quote that I love from “The Real Benefits of Nature Play Every day” (Erickson & Ernst, 2011) It expresses how much children have to gain from free play outside.  … READ MORE

Learning to Heal through Play: Natural Healing (3 of 3)

“A more naturalized outdoor space can provide an alternative to the playground for traumatized children that allows them to move in ways that heal: walking or running on pathways through plantings, or dancing to soothing sounds made by rain sticks … READ MORE

Learning to Heal Through Play: Moving to Heal (2 of 3)

“Moving to heal” can be quite literal.  Children can become frozen by traumatic events and need to partake in physically strenuous acts to help them unload all of the emotions that have been holding them in place.  In many of … READ MORE