The Benefits of Game-Based Learning 

We know firsthand the importance of play in a child’s development. Not only do children learn important skills like problem-solving and critical thinking, but play promotes creativity and imagination. One way to improve outdoor learning is through game-based play. Using … READ MORE

Spring Preschooler Activities to Get Them Moving!

If you care for preschool-aged children, you understand the importance of keeping them healthy and happy. This includes helping them engage in physical activities. Spring is a wonderful time of year — the weather starts to get warmer and flowers … READ MORE

Valentine’s Day Outdoor Activities for Children

Outdoor play provides great opportunities for early childhood development! Playing outside allows children to exercise, socialize, and learn to appreciate nature. As we approach Valentine’s Day, you’re probably thinking of festive activities to celebrate this day of love and friendship … READ MORE

Winter Outdoor Activities for Preschoolers

As the weather gets colder, keeping your preschooler engaged and entertained can get challenging. However, don’t let the colder months stop you from planning fun and educational outdoor activities in the winter. While it can be tempting to hunker down … READ MORE

Teaching Outside: A Guide to Lesson Planning

More than half of American parents (55%) believe their children aren’t spending enough time outside. Many parents believe (rightfully so) that playing outside will help their children get some fresh air, get away from their digital devices, and get some … READ MORE

Spring Activities for Preschoolers

A recent study found that preschool-aged children do not spend nearly enough time outside as they should. Children should spend at least two hours a day playing and exploring the outdoors; however, most students are cooped up inside. Since it’s spring, … READ MORE

The Benefits of Outdoor Play

Did you know that only about 30 percent of children play outside every day? Outside play is crucial to a child’s health and development. Even though it may look like a child is just playing on the swings or doing … READ MORE

Kitchen, Mud Fridge

The outdoor Mud Kitchen Fridge is extra roomy, with two large shelves for storing foods in the outdoor classroom kitchen area. When getting ice cream out of the freezer, or cheese out of the refrigerator, just reach through the opening … READ MORE

Kitchen, Mud Stove

What’s cooking in the outdoor classroom—eggs, spaghetti, or soup? Where is the kitchen—in a house, school, restaurant, or on a boat? This four-burner Mud Kitchen Stove looks real, but don’t worry about getting burned! Rotate the knobs and decide if … READ MORE

Kitchen, Mud Sink

The Mud Kitchen Sink is perfect for adding water, science, math, and dramatic play to the outdoor classroom. Simply use a garden hose to fill the tank under the sink, then the children will love pumping water into the sink, … READ MORE