Playful Learning

2018-04-25T19:35:03+00:00 By |Articles, Videos|

"I know it's just a playground, but I love the way the kids are learning in their new space." Parent observer Can play offer more than just the opportunity to "blow off energy"? All too often play gets the short end of the stick, or should I say [...]

The Benefit of Playing Like Our Pets

2018-04-25T19:35:03+00:00 By |Resources|

Your household, like mine, may be blessed with a furry companion. One that inherently wants to play, be loved, and love in return. These characteristics are shared amongst us two-leggeds as well. Like our pets, we too are born with a sense of curiosity, an innate ability to express our [...]

Applied Learning In Action

2018-04-25T19:35:03+00:00 By |Articles|

First grade students design their new school yard habitat. Wishing your new class would start off working together as well as these 1st graders? They are communicating using Language Arts, Social Studies, Science, Mathematics skills to help design a bird habitat near their school grounds. Applied learning at [...]

7 Simple Tips for Outdoor Play

2018-04-25T19:35:03+00:00 By |Resources|

Play and intrigue often go hand in hand outdoors It seems simple, right? Children are innately curious so playtime outdoors should be a natural fit. Surprisingly however, kids today are spending less and less time outdoors, replaced with over 7.5hrs in front of an electronic screen every day. [...]

Retrieving Our Connection

2018-04-25T19:35:03+00:00 By |Articles|

The screens children spend over 7.5 hours a day plugged into get more use than the screen door that leads them to their abandoned back yard. The most recent two generations are more disconnected with nature than any previous to them. How did we get so far removed from a world we are so intricately dependent on? Technology has its time, place and benefits, however, at what cost?