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Take The Early Learning Standards Outdoors
With The Adventurous Child Playhouse and Gas Pump

Playhouse Dimensions:

7' L × 5' W × 75” H

Playhouse without Floor Pricing:

$3,970.00 (plus shipping)

Gas Pump Dimensions:

14” L × 4” W × 42” H

Gas Pump Pricing:

$479.00 (plus shipping)


The Playhouse offers abundant opportunities for creative play. The Playhouse provides the structure but the children create the story. Depending on the children’s’ imagination, the Playhouse can be a home, bank, restaurant, covered bridge, etc.—throw a sheet over the Playhouse and it’s a cave, the options are endless! In addition, the counter shelves of the Playhouse are designed with a coin slot and holder. The slot is designed for a standard poker chip to go through.

The doorways are large enough to allow wheel chairs and children’s’ riding vehicles to ride through the Playhouse. Children love pretending that they are driving through a bank, restaurant, gas station, etc. and making financial transactions.

Gas Pump

The Gas Pump allows children to fill things up, from filling up their bikes to their wagons to their wheelchairs, or even shoes. The Gas Pump has a short rubber hose that allows children to remove the handle from the pump and “pump fuel” into any passing object.

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Discover what the children are learning when they use the Playhouse and Gas Pump

Click on a tab below to read about Early Learning Standards by subject.

Reading: Word Recognition, Fluency, and Vocabulary Development – Vocabulary and Concept Development
  • Pretend to do something or be someone.
  • Use new vocabulary learned from experiences.
  • Act out familiar, scripted events and routines.
Listening and Speaking: Listening and Speaking Skills, Strategies, and Applications - Comprehension
  • Initiate turn taking in play.
Listening and Speaking: Listening and Speaking Skills, Strategies, and Applications – Oral Communication
  • Engage in reciprocal conversations for two to three exchanges.
Number Sense: Number Relationships
  • Pass out objects or food to people or characters.
Geometry: Recognizing Common Geometric Shapes and Using Directional Words
  • Use “in” and “out” to indicate where things are in space.
  • Use “on” and “off” to indicate where things are in space.
  • Use the words “here” or “there” to indicate where things are in space.
  • Follow instructions to place an object “here” or “there.”
  • Follow instructions to place an object “beside” or “next to” something.
  • Follow instructions to place an object “between” two things.
Measurement: Time and Measurement Relationships
  • Use any descriptive word or gesture to express amount or size.
Problem Solving: Ability to Reason, Predict, and Problem Solve Through Exploration
  • Imitate the use of an adult tool (Gas Pump) in play.
Scientific Thinking – Shapes and Symbolic Relationships
  • Talk about the fact that everything has a shape.
  • Observe shapes and look for objects that are the same shape.
Environments – The Physical Setting
  • Participate in activities using materials with a variety of properties (e.g., color, shape, size, name, type of material).
  • Investigate and talk about the characteristics of matter (e.g., liquids and solids, smooth and rough, bend-not bend).
Geography – Places and Regions
  • Describe features of familiar places (e.g., buildings, stores).
Geography – Human Systems
  • Play the role of different family members through dramatic play.
Geography – Environment and Safety
  • Help clean up after doing an activity.
Economics – Economics
  • Play store or restaurant with play or real money, receipts, credit cards, telephones.
  • Role play different types of occupations.
  • Recognize that things have to be paid for with money and that sometimes you can’t buy what you want because you don’t have enough money.
Individuals, Society, and Culture – Cultural Diversity
  • Use interpersonal skills of sharing and taking turns in interactions with others.
Application of Movement Concepts and Principles to the Learning and Development of Motor Skills
  • Identify and use a variety of spatial relationships with objects (e.g., the child will move self and/or object over, under, beside, and through as directed by an adult).
Enjoyment of Motor and Sensory Experiences: Exhibiting Self-Confidence
  • Participate in a variety of gross/fine motor and sensory activities.
  • Attempt novel gross/fine motor and sensory activities.
Art Appreciation – Begins to Understand and Share Opinions About Artwork and Artistic Experiences (Their Own or Others)
  • Role play imaginary events and characters in the media.
Creating Art: Process and Product – Expresses Personal Interests, Ideas, and Feelings Through Art
  • Participate freely in dramatic play activities that become more extended and complex.
  • Express self in dramatic play through story telling, puppetry, and other language development activities.
  • Engage in cooperative pretend play with another child.
Creating Art: Process and Product – Uses Symbols, Elements Such As Shape, Line, Color, and Texture and Principles Such As Repetition In Art Experiences
  • Pretend through role-playing.

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