Summer Playground Safety

The sun is shining and children cannot wait to get outside and play! Even beautiful weather can create a few hazards, however, so it is a good idea to make sure everything is looked over. As the temperatures increase, playground … READ MORE

All You Need is a Bucket

The next time you head outside with children, try giving each one a bucket. Let them know you are treasure hunters and are going to take a walk and see what you can find. When children have a container for … READ MORE

Mr. Sun

I feel like I have been singing “Oh Mr. Sun, Sun Mr. Golden sun, please shine down on me!” The sun is shining and providing a good time to soak up some Vitamin D. The sun gives off serotonin that … READ MORE

The Hole

“Wherever he saw a hole he always wanted to know the depth of it. To him this was important.” ― Jules Verne, Journey to the Center of the Earth I was recently at my 8 year old son’s baseball game. … READ MORE

It’s Planting Season Time

Now is a great time to get students involved in planting.   Adding features to the playground like a garden center or planting area can be a fun and new learning experience for children. Children can experience natural science when you … READ MORE

Happy Thanksgiving

Happy Thanksgiving!  A fun Thanksgiving activity to do with your preschoolers this week is to make a centerpiece or wreath.  Take the children outside to gather natural items such as colorful fall leaves, acorns, twigs, pine cones, etc.  If you’d … READ MORE

Happy First Day of Spring!

Tomorrow is the first day of spring and here at The Adventurous Child we are very excited to welcome in the warm weather.  One of our favorite things to do in the spring is to plant a garden.  Gardening is … READ MORE

Have You Heard of This Old Gardening Tradition?

In Sharon Lovejoy’s book Hollyhock Days, Lovejoy writes “Sow sweet peas on St. Patrick’s Day, March 17.  It’s one of those old wives’ tales.” The practice of planting sweet peas on St. Patrick’s day comes from an old Irish tradition … READ MORE

3 Rules for Being a Good Naturalist

In Discovering Nature with Young Children, Ingrid Chalufour and Karen Worth list 3 things to keep in mind when discussing how to be a good naturalist. 1)      “Stay safe (such as what can be touched, what should be avoided)” Child … READ MORE

New Product Release: Natural Obstacle Course

We are working on putting several new products up on our website.  One of our new products for the natural preschool playground is the Obstacle Course which we have designed using all natural materials – Logs, Stepping Stumps, Stepping Boulders, … READ MORE