Landscaping Natural Playspaces for Children - Our Progress so far... - The Empowered Educator
I spent 2014 sharing a lot about our outdoor play and the natural playspaces we have worked on for my family day care business. I always receive a lot of questions about our spaces and how we think up what we do so I thought it might be nice at the start of 2015 to reflect upon…
Make a dedicated play garden for kids to grow plants, enjoy sensory play and have a digging patch of their very own! Perfect for toddlers and preschoolers to get stuck into gardening and enjoy outdoor play everyday. With Spring finally here, breathing a wonderfully sunny warmth and life into everything, we have been out in...Read More »
Let your walks now be a little more adventurous. – Henry David Thoreau Do you have a natural playground in your yard or near your home? A natural playground is an outdoor play area that’s landscaped with materials such as logs, dirt, grassy hills, sand, natural bridges, and streams instead of plastic playground equipment. Aside […]
My parents always shooed us outside in the summertime. We’d come in for lunch and the occasional popsicle, but we otherwise lived outside. If you’re planning the same for your kids, here are ten ideas for making your outside space more appealing, more fun and more memorable.Sandbox: Even if you can’t get to the beach this summer, you can still have the sun and the sand. Buy one or build one to your specifications. Show here is a terrific shaded sandbox.
This DIY backyard playground from a talented family in Sweden is truly inspired. It shows you just what a little DIY magic (and a lot of cans of spray paint!) can do to create a one-of-a-kind and imaginative outdoor space for kids. The neighbor kids will come knocking!Isabella Waldenmaier and her family created this amazing space for daughter Ella. What a lucky little gal! Be sure to hop over to Isabella’s blog, Rusta Upp, to see “before” photos here and here.