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.

Learning to Heal Through Play (1 of 3)

We often write and read about all of the educational benefits children gain through play; the ELS that they are mastering on the playground.  Recently I read an article entitled “hope and healing for children affected by domestic violence”. It … READ MORE

Flower Gardens

Having a flower garden will brighten up your play space and give something for the children to gather around.  The Adventurous Child’s Mini Gardens are great for this.  Choose a type of flower to go in each garden (they come … READ MORE

Learning more about Healthy Eating in the Garden

The next types of gardens that we will highlight are vegetable and fruit gardens.  In a previous blog post, Learn Healthy Eating in the Garden, we highlighted the benefits of giving children the tools to plant, grow and harvest nutritional … READ MORE

Learn about Giving Gifts from the Garden

Early Learning Standards require that our children use their five senses to investigate the environment and to gather information. Using their senses, you can teach them about nature and give them something simple to bring home as well.  Children love … READ MORE

Learn about Herbs in the Garden

When gardening with children, you have many different options; there’s a vegetable, fruit, flower, and herb garden.  Which of these sounds like the most fun to you?  We will take a look at the benefits of each type of these … READ MORE

Happy Fathers Day! Learning from Male Role Models

This Father’s Day, we want to acknowledge all of the hard work that fathers, uncles, grandpas and all males alike put into being good male role models for children.  In some cases, though, young children are not exposed to an … READ MORE

Learning about Time Continuity and Change: Home for the Summer

Does your child attend a preschool that breaks for the summer time?  If so, this is a great time for them to learn the concepts of months and weeks.  Early Learning Standards require that our children learn about physical systems. … READ MORE

Learning about “Wiggly Workers”

Learning about “Wiggly Workers” Our friends at TLC Family have come up with this interactive children’s activity to teach children about the benefit of worms.  Try this out in your classroom! In this “Wiggly Workers” activity, you’ll discover why earthworms … READ MORE

Learn About Worms in the Garden

In Vicki L. Stoecklin’s article, Gardening with Children; My summers at Beanstalk Children’s Garden, she writes, “If children do not have time to explore and fully understand nature, they are at risk of developing what is known as biophobia or … READ MORE

Learn Healthy Eating in the Garden

It is difficult to pick up a publication and not see an article about childhood obesity and obesity-related complications, including type 2 diabetes, high cholesterol and high blood pressure. Through gardening we can introduce preschool children to healthy food options … READ MORE