Learning Literacy on the Playground

Rae Pica writes in her 2010 article, “Linking Literacy and Movement,” that “stringing actions together to form sequences is similar to linking words to form sentences and eventually paragraphs.  Both require children to choose components that flow naturally.”  So true! … READ MORE

Back to Recess

In our last entry, I talked about the importance of going back to school and hopping right into the educational side both in the indoor and outdoor classroom.  But we can’t soon forget what most people think of when they … READ MORE

Learning what Nature has to Teach Us

“Nature play is child initiated and child directed.”  This is a quote that I love from “The Real Benefits of Nature Play Every day” (Erickson & Ernst, 2011) It expresses how much children have to gain from free play outside.  … READ MORE

Back to School

Chalk dust! Art supplies! Curriculum! Recess! Yes, it time to head back to school. Whether classes have already started, or you have a few more weeks to prepare, now is a great time to think about your plans for the … READ MORE

Family Fitness Challenge

Have you heard of the Family Fitness Challenge from USA Today?  They have a different challenge every week for families to get out and get active! The Adventurous Child understands how important it is for children to get all of … READ MORE