Tag Archives: outdoor play

Make the JUMP! (Part 1 of 2)

While watching a presentation on outdoor play, the presenter showed us two pictures side by side.  One picture was a child playing a video game where a digital character was jumping over logs.  The other picture was a child outside … READ MORE

Let’s Get Physical!

Most everyone would agree that playing outside as a child is fun- here at The Adventurous Child, we strongly support outdoor fun! What most people don’t know are the enormous benefits of physical activity- not only for adults, but children … READ MORE

Learning in the Snow

With temperatures dropping, it is a perfect time for children to expand their knowledge and awareness of winter weather. Take this winter season as an opportunity to do an investigative study of the weather with the children by collecting and … READ MORE

Healthy Kids Outdoors Act

Earlier this month, members of Congress introduced House and Senate versions of the Healthy Kids Outdoors Act.  This new law is intended to support state, local, and federal strategies to connect youth and families with the natural world, with an … READ MORE

Play Outdoors: Have Fun, Stay Healthy

At The Adventurous Child, we’re proud to promote the educational benefits of outdoor play.  We also appreciate all the physical benefits children receive from their time on the preschool playground.  Research shows (Fjortoft 2004; Burdette and Whitaker 2005) children who … READ MORE