Playground Inspections

It is important to perform regular high frequency inspections on your playground. A high frequency inspection is an examination of the playground, specifically looking for changes over a short period of time.  Some things to look for while doing inspections … 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

Playground Safety

Safety is important both inside preschools and outside.  On the preschool playground, one safety issue to keep in mind is entanglement.  There are several things you can do to avoid entanglement.  First, check what the children are wearing on the … READ MORE

Spotlight on Natural Play

Over the next few months we’ll be doing a spotlight series on our different types of playground equipment.  We know that different preschools have different ideas for what they want their playgrounds to be.  Some prefer the maintenance free plastic … READ MORE

New and Improved Website

We have a BIG announcement! We are excited to announce that after months of work we’ve completely redone our website! Come poke around on our new and improved site and try out some of the exciting new features for yourself.  … READ MORE

Welcome to our Blog!

Welcome to The Adventurous Child blog where we post ideas for outdoor play activities, the latest information and research about the benefits of outdoor play, and updates about our company and preschool playground products.  It is our hope that you … READ MORE

Playground Safety – Fall Zone

The fall zone on your playground refers to how far surfacing materials extend in all directions beyond the play equipment.  For most static equipment, the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) recommends that the fall zone be at least 6 feet … READ MORE

Outdoor Easter Activities for Preschoolers

Get the children hopping with these outdoor Easter activities: 1.  Color Easter Eggs – Take this messy activity outdoors where egg dye spills are no big deal. 2.  Egg Relay Race – Use your colorful Easter eggs for a relay … READ MORE

Happy First Day of Spring!

Tomorrow is the first day of spring! 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 one … READ MORE

Too Much Sitting Contributes to Childhood Obesity

In a recent article, Richard Louv writes “But at other schools, too many students spend most of their time sitting. At their desks, in front of computers, taking tests, sitting in schools where recess and gym class have been restricted or … READ MORE