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

Valentines Day Bubble Art

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

Make the JUMP! (Part 2 of 2)

Last time I talked about big body play and how it helps children exercise their bodies and social-emotional skills. Children are also exercising their brains as they use outdoor big body play to interact with the world around them and … READ MORE

Make the JUMP! (Part 1 of 2)

While watching a presentation on outdoor play, the presenter showed us two pictures side by side.  One picture was a child playing a video game where a digital character was jumping over logs.  The other picture was a child outside … READ MORE

Let’s Get Physical!

Most everyone would agree that playing outside as a child is fun. Here at The Adventurous Child, we strongly support outdoor fun! What most people don’t know are the enormous benefits of physical activity- not only for adults, but children … 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. Collect and measure … 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 supports state, local, and federal strategies to connect youth and families with the natural world. All with an eye toward … READ MORE

Season of Gratitude

Take time this holiday season to pause and reflect on the beauty and wonder of this magnificent universe.  Daily go outside and feel the warmth of the sunshine on your skin.  Nightly go outside and look up at the sparkle … READ MORE

Play Outdoors: Have Fun, Stay Healthy

At The Adventurous Child, we’re proud to promote the educational benefits of outdoor play.  We also appreciate all the physical benefits children receive from their time on the preschool playground.  Research shows (Fjortoft 2004; Burdette and Whitaker 2005) children who … READ MORE