“… when the world is puddle-wonderful”

E.E. Cummings referred to springtime as “when the world is puddle-wonderful.” What a marvelous expression! May is a lovely time of year for enjoying the outdoors with your children. For example, why not create a scavenger hunt? Ensuring each group … READ MORE

Learn About Worms in the Garden

In Vicki L. Stoecklin’s article, Gardening with Children; My summers at Beanstalk Children’s Garden, she writes, “If children do not have time to explore and fully understand nature, they are at risk of developing what is known as biophobia or … READ MORE

Painting Fun

Q: Our preschool teachers would like to allow children to explore letter writing with various textures. The children commented that they like using shaving cream at home. We are not able to use this at our center. Do you have … READ MORE

DIY Rain Barrel

April showers bring May flowers, it’s true, and those showers can be pretty fantastic – and not just for your tulips and daffodils! Why not create a rain barrel to store that water? There are a lot of great reasons … READ MORE

Composting (Part 2 of 2)

On Monday we discussed the fantastic benefits of a compost pile in your outdoor classroom. Today, we’re doing to talk about how to create that compost pile!   These tips came from the BBC article “Make Your Own Compost.” You … READ MORE