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.

Let’s Get Physical

  Early childhood is the time for a child to begin the development of an active lifestyle. In order to ensure a lifetime of good health, the development of skills and attitudes that lead to a healthy lifestyle need to … READ MORE

Learning Physical Education at the Drums

Playing the Large Drum Set outdoors … HELPS BUILD STRONG BODIES TWELVE WAYS   1. Dancing, twisting, marching and jumping to the music. 2. Strengthening hand muscles to grasp the drum mallet. 3. Using the large shoulder and arm muscles … READ MORE

Learning Geography at the Sand Table

Everyone loves sand! that is unless you are shaking it out of socks and shoes or sweeping it off the floor. Sand has to be the oldest, cheapest and most plentiful manipulative that exists. Combine the sand with water and … READ MORE

Learning Science at the Water Table

Everyone knows that playing in water is fun! Splashing in sinks, bath tubs and buckets can provide endless entertainment indoors. But water play also provides an opportunity for scientific exploration and discovery. You can take the water play, mess and … READ MORE

Learning Geography at the Art Easel

What is one of the favorite subject matters of young painters? The seasons and weather! Often times preschoolers are painting pictures of various weather scenes–sunshine, clouds, rain, snow, etc. Trees with colorful leaves falling in the autumn; snow falling in … READ MORE

Learning Geometry at the Art Easel

Who knew that the simple act of painting at the Art Easel prepares a child for learning math–in addition to Algebra (See Post 4/27/09) they are learning Geometry concepts. According to the state Early Learning Standards when children draw or … READ MORE

Learning Algebra at the Art Easel

It is so amazing how a preschooler painting at the art easel is fulfilling the states Early Learning Standards for math–specifically Algebra. When the child paints a simple flower and repeats the color scheme–yellow, red, yellow, red–they are repeating a … READ MORE