Tag Archives: Early Learning Standards

“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

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This blog is dedicated to discussing how outdoor learning environments can be as rich in education, free choice, and purposeful play as indoor classrooms.

Learning Physical Education at the Drums

Playing the Large Drum Set outdoors … HELPS BUILD STRONG BODIES TWELVE WAYS 1. Dancing, twisting, marching and jumping to the music. 2. Strengthening hand muscles to grasp the drum mallet. 3. Using the large shoulder and arm muscles tostrike … READ MORE

Learning Geography at the Sand Table

Everyone loves sand! that is unless you are shaking it out of socks and shoes or sweeping it off the floor. Sand has to be the oldest, cheapest and most plentiful manipulative that exists. Combine the sand with water and … READ MORE