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

Have You Heard of This Old Gardening Tradition?

In Sharon Lovejoy’s book Hollyhock Days, she writes “Sow sweet peas on St. Patrick’s Day, March 17.  It’s one of those old wives’ tales.” The practice of planting sweet peas on St. Patrick’s day comes from an old Irish gardening … READ MORE

3 Rules for Being a Good Naturalist

In Discovering Nature with Young Children, Ingrid Chalufour and Karen Worth list 3 things to keep in mind when discussing how to be a good naturalist. 1)      “Stay safe (such as what can be touched, what should be avoided)” Child … READ MORE

New Product Release: Natural Obstacle Course

We are working on putting several new products up on our website.  One of our new products for the natural preschool playground is the Obstacle Course which we have designed using all natural materials – Logs, Stepping Stumps, Stepping Boulders, … READ MORE

Happy Valentine’s Day!

Valentine’s Day is this Thursday. I know it’s still mid February, but my mind is heading towards the springtime and flowers.  Valentine’s Day, when many of us will be thinking flowers for gifts, is a good time to start planning … READ MORE

A Log Fort on the Preschool Playground

We are working on putting several new products up on our website. I will be introducing some of these new products here on our blog.  One of our new products for the natural preschool playground is the Log Fort.  We … READ MORE