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 its 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

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

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