Learn about Herbs in the Garden

When gardening with children, you have many different options; there’s a vegetable, fruit, flower, and herb garden.  Which of these sounds like the most fun to you?  We will take a look at the benefits of each type of these … READ MORE

Learning about Time Continuity and Change: Home for the Summer

Does your child attend a preschool that breaks for the summer time?  If so, this is a great time for them to learn the concepts of months and weeks.  Early Learning Standards require that our children learn about physical systems. … READ MORE

Learning about “Wiggly Workers”

Learning about “Wiggly Workers” Our friends at TLC Family have come up with this interactive children’s activity to teach children about the benefit of worms.  Try this out in your classroom! In this “Wiggly Workers” activity, you’ll discover why earthworms … READ MORE

“… when the world is puddle-wonderful”

E.E. Cummings referred to springtime as “when the world is puddle-wonderful.” What a marvelous expression! May is a lovely time of year for enjoying the outdoors with your children. For example, why not create a scavenger hunt? Ensuring each group … READ MORE

Learn About Worms in the Garden

In Vicki L. Stoecklin’s article, Gardening with Children; My summers at Beanstalk Children’s Garden, she writes, “If children do not have time to explore and fully understand nature, they are at risk of developing what is known as biophobia or … READ MORE

DIY Rain Barrel

April showers bring May flowers, it’s true, and those showers can be pretty fantastic – and not just for your tulips and daffodils! Why not create a rain barrel to store that water? There are a lot of great reasons … READ MORE

Composting (Part 2 of 2)

On Monday we discussed the fantastic benefits of composting in your outdoor classroom. Today, we’re doing to talk about how to create that compost pile!   These tips came from the BBC article “Make Your Own Compost.” You will need: … READ MORE

Composting (Part 1 of 2)

This spring The Adventurous Child has been talking about seasonal activites to enjoy with your children. Some of our previous suggestions have included gardening and natural playscapes. Today we are going to talk about composting! Okay maybe composting isn’t very … READ MORE

Natural Playscapes

Last month I talked about Nature Deficit Disorder and its potential harm toward children’s wellbeing. Awareness of this problem, thanks in part to Richard Louv, has led to the increased popularity of natural playscapes. A natural playscape incorporates nature into … READ MORE

Springtime Fun: Gardening

Home gardens are making a comeback in the United States. Everyone from the First Lady to moms, dads, and teachers on the home front are planting flowers, vegetables, and herbs. There are a lot of reasons for this. Partly, it’s … READ MORE