Tag Archives: outdoor play

Restorative Properties of Nature

“The exposure to nature restores our cognitive functions, enabling us to concentrate better.” ~Stephen Mayer, professor of psychology at Oberlin University. In September, we talked about the start of school and getting back into the educational aspects of the indoor … READ MORE

Take It Outside Week

Children Are Born To Be Outside and Wild – Not Stuck Inside and Mild -Amy Sussna Klein This week, Oct. 16-22nd, is TAKE IT OUTSIDE WEEK sponsored by Head Start Body Start.  Time spent outdoors is an integral part of … READ MORE

Mud: A Renewable Resource

What is the one outdoor activity that every child loves (even if Mom doesn’t always agree)? Playing in the mud, of course! As we can all remember from our own childhoods, mud is that ever present, ever moldable toy that … READ MORE

Learning with Rocks!

I just read an article by David Elkind titled Preschool Academics: Learning What Comes Naturally and it reaffirmed what we here at The Adventurous Child have been saying all along, outdoor play is truly one of the best ways for … READ MORE

Learning on the Playground

“Play is our brain’s favorite way of learning.” I love this quote from author Diane Ackerman.  It always reminds me that time outside is valuable for so much more than simply burning off energy.  Preschool playground equipment offers  endless opportunities … READ MORE