Make the JUMP! (Part 1 of 2)

While watching a presentation on outdoor play, the presenter showed us two pictures side by side.  One picture was a child playing a video game where a digital character was jumping over logs.  The other picture was a child outside … READ MORE

Learning Literacy on the Playground

Rae Pica writes in her 2010 article, “Linking Literacy and Movement,” that “stringing actions together to form sequences is similar to linking words to form sentences and eventually paragraphs.  Both require children to choose components that flow naturally.”  So true! … READ MORE

Back to Recess

In our last entry, I talked about the importance of going back to school and hopping right into the educational side both in the indoor and outdoor classroom.  But we can’t soon forget what most people think of when they … READ MORE

Family Fitness Challenge

Have you heard of the Family Fitness Challenge from USA Today?  They have a different challenge every week for families to get out and get active! The Adventurous Child understands how important it is for children to get all of … READ MORE

Physical Activity for Children

The American Heart Association’s stance on physical inactivity is that it: “is a major risk factor for developing coronary artery disease. It also increases the risk of stroke and such other major cardiovascular risk factors as obesity, high blood pressure, … READ MORE