The goal at this site was to find a way to use previously unusable land and to give the children a play space with…Read More »
Our goal was to transform a traditional plastic and metal playground into a natural playscape. We added green space, gardens, platforms and block building…Read More »
Open-ended dramatic play stimulates imagination and calls for problem-solving skills and cooperation, in addition to strengthening of fine and gross motor skills. Children are…Read More »
As children build with both geometric and organic shapes, they are strengthening mathematical, visual-spatial and abstract thinking. They are developing engineering skills.
Gardening gives children the opportunity to develop a sense of wonder about the world. Straw bale gardens have the added advantages of creating raised…Read More »
There are many ways to extend the life of fallen trees. See examples of ways in which we have repurposed trees in both residential…Read More »
Working with sand strengthens fine motor skills, eye-hand coordination and physical coordination, as well as developing science and math skills.
Our mission is to help educators and parents create nature-inspired learning environments and experiences for young children.
We believe that there are endless learning opportunities and health benefits available to children in natural environments. Children need adults who have a personal sense of wonder and who are willing to explore. An intentionally planned nature playscape at school or at home can support children’s natural curiosity and improve their imagination, creativity and problem solving skills.
Eileen Kupersmith's passion for 'the outdoor classroom' helped our school visualize an innovative design for a new preschool playground. Her dedication and perseverance to the project helped propel our plans forward with a clear vision. We couldn't have done this without her! I have already recommended Eileen to two other schools!
— Daena Berdougo, Director, Gwynedd Friends School