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Happy New Year!

Can you believe that it is already 2011? Time sure does fly by. I hope you had a fun and safe New Year’s Eve celebration. Between singing “Auld Lang Syne” and toasting with my family to 2011, I started thinking … READ MORE

ASSESSMENT IS… COMPREHENSIVE (Part 3 of 3)

The Adventurous Child understands that when it comes to learning, you need a lot of choices for kids. Having an outdoor Nature and Science Learning Center is a fantastic way to encourage different types of learning, and by proxy, will … READ MORE

ASSESSMENT IS… COMPREHENSIVE (Part 2 of 3)

Research indicates that people learn in different ways (Pashler, McDaniel, Rohrer, & Bjork, 2008). Some prefer instructional manuals, others need auditory coaching, and still others require hands-on training. If this is true for children, then it’s only fair that their … READ MORE

“What do we want children to gain on the preschool playground? Are these the same things they gain outdoors?”

Yes, in many ways the goals of what we want children to learn in the outdoor classroom are the same as the inside classroom. The Adventurous Child would like to see children develop socially, emotionally, cognitively, physically, etc. in outdoor … READ MORE

“What do we want children to gain from the outdoor learning environment?”

The easy way to create an outdoor classroom is to mimic how we look at indoor classrooms outside. At the beginning of each school year when buying equipment for our classrooms and setting up the space, we do not ask … READ MORE