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 naturally drawn to digging in the dirt. There is clear evidence that contact with mycrobacterium vaccae in the soil decreases anxiety and improves learning through production of serotonin.
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