Back Yard and Play Structure
At The Children's Garden we value outdoor play and the importance of physical activity and fresh air! There are days that the children are out as long as an hour and a half in the morning and/or afternoon. We even have tables in a small, fenced-in area where the children will eat snack from time to time outdoors!
Our playground boasts two sheds full of toys (one of which double as a play area for the children), a large sandbox with a canopy for shade, lots of trees and plants to make for a more natural play space, a very popular 'mud kitchen', and a spongy surface made of recycled tires which is much safer for the children than other popular playground surface choices. In the summertime we provide sunscreen and each child has their own water bottle which is brought outside during play to avoid dehydration. In the wintertime we maintain the playground with a snow blower so that the children can still go out regardless of the amount of snow that falls!
We love to take the children on neighborhood walks when the weather permits to see their community and teach them about the things around them. Often the older children will walk to nearby playgrounds simply to expose them to something different; we are fortunate to have lots of them nearby.