Building Vocabulary

The following are just some of the words children will learn by playing with these products in their outdoor classroom: Art Easel – paint, portrait, easel Balance Beam – balance, incline, level Woodworking Learning Center – carpentry, tools, safety, goggles Gas … READ MORE

Back to School: Bookcase (Part 4 of 4)

  While sharing stories in the Literacy Gazebo, select one of the children’s favorites from the Bookcase. This handy-dandy bookcase is designed to display books and art supplies in an outdoor classroom setting. Specially-formulated playground plastics are used to create … READ MORE

Back to School: Literacy Gazebo (Part 3 of 4)

One great way to make that transition from summer to school is with the literacy gazebo. The Literacy Gazebo provides a great place for children to sit and listen to stories, tell stories to other children, or create their own … READ MORE

Can literacy be taught in the outdoor classroom?

There are many ways to bring literacy outside. Simply labeling and naming everything allows children to practice whole language. Have children make their own signs and tape them onto objects. One of my favorite things has been watching children journal … READ MORE