Rockin’ Robins on the Preschool Playground (Part 1 of 2)

Having a class pet is a fun idea, but not always practical or allowed.  So, if you want your children to learn while taking care of an animal, you could take care of the animals on your preschool playground.  Now … READ MORE

The Naturalistic Intelligence

Earlier in the month I wrote about Howard Gardner’s theory of multiple intelligences.  Of the 8 intelligences proposed by Gardner, perhaps the first one that jumps out as being used on the preschool playground is the naturalistic intelligence.  Children who … READ MORE

The Theory of Multiple Intelligences

The developmental psychologist Howard Gardner created the theory of multiple intelligences in 1983 as a model that proposes the existence of many different intelligences instead of just one single entity called intelligence.  The theory suggests that there are 8 main intelligences … READ MORE

Valentine’s Day Bubble Art

Looking for some fun activities to do on the preschool playground for Valentine’s Day?  Try making some Valentine Bubble Art!  First, bend some craft wire or old wire coat hangers into heart shapes.  These become your special Valentine’s Day bubble … READ MORE

Learning in the Snow

With temperatures dropping, it is a perfect time for children to expand their knowledge and awareness of winter weather. Take this winter season as an opportunity to do an investigative study of the weather with the children by collecting and … READ MORE

Cold Weather Tips for the Outdoor Classroom

Winter is upon us in most of the country, and with it comes much colder weather and a reluctance to take the children outdoors.  At The Adventurous Child, we know it’s important and beneficial to utilize your preschool playground in … READ MORE

Healthy Kids Outdoors Act

Earlier this month, members of Congress introduced House and Senate versions of the Healthy Kids Outdoors Act.  This new law is intended to support state, local, and federal strategies to connect youth and families with the natural world, with an … READ MORE

Restorative Properties of Nature

“The exposure to nature restores our cognitive functions, enabling us to concentrate better.” ~Stephen Mayer, professor of psychology at Oberlin University. In September, we talked about the start of school and getting back into the educational aspects of the indoor … READ MORE

Children and Conservation

Most of us didn’t start to learn the importance of conservation until we were adults: the idea of conservation was still new when we were children, and climate change was practically unheard of.  But now that we understand its importance, … READ MORE

Learning Science and Social Studies while Going Green

“We have not inherited the Earth from our parents; we have borrowed it from our children.” – L. Brown, 1981 Our children are our future, what we have is ultimately theirs.  That is why it is so important for us … READ MORE