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

Happy Valentine’s Day!

Valentine’s Day is this Thursday. I know it’s still mid February, but my mind is heading towards the springtime and flowers.  Valentine’s Day, when many of us will be thinking flowers for gifts, is a good time to start planning … READ MORE

A Log Fort on the Preschool Playground

We are working on putting several new products up on our website. I will be introducing some of these new products here on our blog.  One of our new products for the natural preschool playground is the Log Fort.  We … READ MORE

Groundhog Day Shadow Play

This Saturday is Groundhog Day and people across the country will be waiting to see if winter will be sticking around a little longer or if warm weather is on the way.  In preschool, this holiday is a good time … READ MORE

Happy New Year!

It’s a brand new year!  We have the whole of 2013 ahead of us.  That’s a whole year of new opportunities for outdoor play on the preschool playground!   We would like to help create some new outdoor play opportunities by … READ MORE

4 Outdoor Art Projects for the Holidays

1.  Pine Cone Christmas Trees – Collect pine cones from the preschool playground and place them with the small end up.  Paint the pine cone green and glue colorful puff balls on as ornaments. 2.  Holiday Wreath – Collect snips … READ MORE

Outdoor Weather Station for Preschoolers

As we continue through the month of December, we can feel the seasons changing from fall to winter.  In preschool, where weather is always an interesting topic of study, it’s a great time to observe the changing weather.  And why … READ MORE

Preschool Playground Helpers

Inside the preschool classroom, teachers often assign classroom helpers to assist in the daily activities of the classroom.  Such jobs may include line leader, line caboose, breakfast helper, lunch helper, snack helper, toy detective, meteorologist, electrician (to turn the lights … READ MORE

Jump, Hop, and Rock!

Jump, hop, and rock on the preschool playground with natural playscape products like Tree Cookies, Stepping Stumps, and Stepping Boulders.  Children develop balance, agility, body awareness, and gross motor skills as they travel from cookie to cookie, stump to stump, … READ MORE