Tag Archives: balance beam

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

The Summer Olympics, Preschool Style (Part 2)

The Preschool Olympic games continued…. Now that the opening ceremony is complete, it’s time for the games!   The Games: Gymnastics – Lay out the mats and practice some tumbling. Boat Races – Set up sailboat/toy boat races down a … READ MORE

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

Assessment is … Continuous (Part 3 of 3)

A lot of our products at The Adventurous Child, which we built with state early standards in mind, are useful for assessing children. For example, our balance beam will help them develop balance and coordination through outdoor play. Moreover, the … READ MORE

Staying Healthy and Using the Outdoors

Physical fitness is becoming a part of many preschool curriculums and state early learning standards. Some of the findings show that simply having pathways for children to walk on keeps them moving and increases fitness levels. To help create pathways … READ MORE