How Gardening Cultivates Life Skills

Introducing children to gardening in their early education years offers a plethora of benefits. It’s not just digging in the dirt — gardening can foster a love of nature and teach valuable life skills.  Gardening is a truly enriching experience … READ MORE

Adding Circle Time to Your Outdoor Classroom

Circle Time is a valuable way to promote social and emotional skills, literacy, and language development in young children. In this group activity, children sit in a circle and participate in structured activities like singing songs, reading books, playing games, … READ MORE

Fall Activities for Preschoolers

Autumn is a wonderful time of year, filled with crunchy leaves, cool breezes, and harvests of delicious produce. The Adventurous Child believes fall is a perfect season for engaging in outdoor activities that help preschoolers connect with nature and develop … READ MORE

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