Rain, Please Don’t Go Away!

As educators, a rainy day is not always a good thing. We feel like we can’t take the children outside and let them play or explore. The things that come to mind are wet children, puddles, mud, wet playgrounds. Why … READ MORE

The Sandbox, Part 1

If you have ever been to the beach then you have witnessed the allure of sand.  People young and old are digging, building and playing in the sand. Sand is naturally intriguing due to its open-ended qualities.  Every grain of … READ MORE

Summer Playground Safety

The sun is shining and children cannot wait to get outside and play! Even beautiful weather can create a few hazards, however, so it is a good idea to make sure everything is looked over. As the temperatures increase, playground … READ MORE

Bike Wash

I sometimes struggle to motivate myself to face the heat and humidity, even when I know I need to get my children outside to play. Incorporating water helps, but sometimes I look for something to do beyond just running through … READ MORE

The Playground Parade

Here comes the best playground parade ever! With all the great examples of parades throughout the month, now is a good time to put on your own playground parade! This is an activity that infants, toddlers, and preschoolers can all … READ MORE