Benefits of Natural Playscapes

Studies have been popping up all over about the benefits of interacting with nature.  In 2008, research at the University of Michigan showed that after an hour spent in nature, people’s memory abilities and attention spans improved by 20%.  At the University of Kansas, researchers completed studies showing that people were more creative after spending time in nature.

The results of these studies are just two of the many reasons we believe in creating outdoor preschool classrooms.  Because spending time in nature is so beneficial, let’s spend more time playing outdoors!  The benefits of outdoor play are many and the drawbacks….what drawbacks?

See more of our natural playground products and other preschool play equipment.


We strive to create fun and informative content that will help young children learn and grow. However, it's important to keep in mind that all activities should be performed under the supervision of an adult. The Adventurous Child website is intended to serve as a reference and guidance for educational activities, and it is ultimately the responsibility of the parent, guardian, and/or educator to determine the appropriateness of the activity for their child’s age and maturity level. Thank you for your understanding and support!