Outdoor Playscapes

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We wholeheartedly believe in the value of providing children with opportunities to play, explore, and interact with the natural world on a daily basis—rain or shine. Rather than playing on a static, plastic, manufactured play structure, children balance on logs and stumps, re-arrange straw bales for hideouts or sailing ships, dig to their heart’s content in a large sand “lake,” build fairy houses beneath the camellia bush, pick rosemary or apples in the same yard where they play chase, and search for insects under rocks.

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A natural playscape provides children with rich opportunities to connect with the natural world, strengthen their sense of wonder and joy, and ultimately nourish their role as stewards of the earth.

 “We have such a brief opportunity to pass on to our children our love for this Earth, and to tell our stories. These are the moments when the world is made whole. In my children’s memories, the adventures we’ve had together in nature will always exist.”

― Richard Louv,  “Last Child in the Woods: Saving Our Children from Nature-Deficit Disorder

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 “We have such a brief opportunity to pass on to our children our love for this Earth, and to tell our stories. These are the moments when the world is made whole. In my children’s memories, the adventures we’ve had together in nature will always exist.”

― Richard Louv,  “Last Child in the Woods: Saving Our Children from Nature-Deficit Disorder

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