Outdoor Scavenger Hunt

Spring is underway, and it’s a great time to be outside breathing the fresh air, feeling the warmth of the sun, listening to the birds sing, and seeing the beauty of the trees and flowers. What a great opportunity for … READ MORE

Get Outside with a Book: “Not a Stick” by Antoinette Portis

How often are young children drawn to the sticks lying around the yard or playground? And how often do we tell them to put it down, watch out, be careful? The book Not a Stick by Antoinette Portis reminds us of the … READ MORE

Sensory Scavenger Hunt

How can we engage children in using their senses outdoors? Use a Sensory Scavenger Hunt! This can be something you try to search for all in one longer outdoor trip or keep it on hand for whenever you notice these … READ MORE

Colorful Streamers All Around

When we take children out to play our goal is to get them to move around and get some of their wiggles out. Encouraging them to play and move around can sometimes be difficult. Getting some children to move around … READ MORE

The Hole

“Wherever he saw a hole he always wanted to know the depth of it. To him this was important.” ― Jules Verne, Journey to the Center of the Earth I was recently at my 8 year old son’s baseball game. … READ MORE

Playground Climbers

Back to our spotlight series on different types of playground equipment.  Today I’d like to take some time to talk about climbers.  We offer several different types of climbers including toddler climbers, preschool climbers, and hill slide climbers. Climbers are … READ MORE

New and Improved Website

We have a BIG announcement! We are excited to announce that after months of work we’ve completely redone our website! Come poke around on our new and improved site and try out some of the exciting new features for yourself.  … READ MORE

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

Summer = Water Play!

Tomorrow (Wednesday, June 20th) is the official first day of summer!  I don’t know about you, but when I think summertime on the preschool playground, I think that it’s time for some serious water play! Below are some water play … READ MORE