Silent Emergencies

In Cultivating Outdoor Classrooms, Eric Nelson describes 7 “Silent Emergencies” that young children face today.  The 7 he listed are: Lack of exercise Preoccupation with electronic media Perception of outdoors as an unsafe place to play Isolation from and fear … READ MORE

Happy New Year!

It’s a brand new year!  We have the whole of 2013 ahead of us.  That’s a whole year of new opportunities for outdoor play on the preschool playground!   We would like to help create some new outdoor play opportunities by … READ MORE

Happy Holidays!

We hope that you had a wonderful holiday season full of family and friends. Thank you so much for allowing The Adventurous Child to be a part of your lives this year. We look forward to serving you and your preschool … READ MORE

4 Outdoor Art Projects for the Holidays

1.  Pine Cone Christmas Trees – Collect pine cones from the preschool playground and place them with the small end up.  Paint the pine cone green and glue colorful puff balls on as ornaments. 2.  Holiday Wreath – Collect snips … READ MORE

Outdoor Weather Station for Preschoolers

As we continue through the month of December, we can feel the seasons changing from fall to winter.  In preschool, where weather is always an interesting topic of study, it’s a great time to observe the changing weather.  And why … READ MORE

Preschool Playground Helpers

Inside the preschool classroom, teachers often assign classroom helpers to assist in the daily activities of the classroom.  Such jobs may include line leader, line caboose, breakfast helper, lunch helper, snack helper, toy detective, meteorologist, electrician (to turn the lights … READ MORE

Jump, Hop, and Rock!

Jump, hop, and rock on the preschool playground with natural playscape products like Tree Cookies, Stepping Stumps, and Stepping Boulders.  Children develop balance, agility, body awareness, and gross motor skills as they travel from cookie to cookie, stump to stump, … READ MORE

Happy Thanksgiving!

Looking for a fun activity to do in the children’s outdoor play area to celebrate Thanksgiving?  Try making a Thanksgiving table centerpiece with objects found outdoors in a natural playscape.  Fill a basket with the natural items or purchase a … READ MORE

Benefits of Natural Playscapes

Studies have been popping up all over about the benefits of interacting with nature.  In 2008, research at the University of Michigan showed that after an hour spent in nature, people’s memory abilities and attention spans improved by 20%.  At … READ MORE

Introducing a New Product: The Magnetic Board

We would like to introduce our new outdoor learning equipment, the Magnetic Boards.  The Magnetic Board is a fun way to include some science exploration on the preschool playground.   We include magnetic gears with our Magnetic Board which the children … READ MORE