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Common questions

Outdoor education

A child's perspective

Natural play articles

Natural play links

Natural play research

News & Articles

Outdoor Breaks Improve Grades!

Natural Playgrounds Maintenance

Music in Learning

Gardening is Good!

Encouraging Safe Risk

Physical Fitness Linked to Brain Fitness

THE UNSAFE CHILD: Less Outdoor Play is Causing More Harm than Good

Questions about the minimum outdoor square footage requirements for each child at a childcare center.

Natural Playground coming to Grant Elementary School

Nothing Lasts Forever,
except natural playgrounds!

Webster Groves is home to Missouri's first "Natural Playground"

New Study Proves Natural Playgrounds Beneficial and Inspirational!

A Natural Playground Makes A Difference!

Natural playgrounds are best choice in tight economy



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      Why Encourage Natural Play?

Manufactured playgrounds challenge children's physical development (mostly gross motor skills) but do very little to challenge their emotional, social, and cognitive creativity.

Natural playgrounds made with natural play elements, on the other hand, mirror natural world experiences that help children - and young adults - constantly discover new things about themselves and the world around them through experimentation, observation, problem-solving, and manipulation. In addition, natural playgrounds can be very physically challenging!

Our playground designers give natural playscapes character, the imprint of time, biological complexity, architectural eloquence, and physical challenge.

"Children gravitate naturally toward sand, water, loose parts, and stacking materials. Children need exposure to nature. They need play that helps them develop a sense of beauty,'' Joe Frost, professor of early childhood education, University of Texas.

"Trees and stones will teach you that which you can never learn from masters." Saint Bernard, 11th Century


Please contact The Natural Playgrounds Company® to discuss your thoughts and plans. We welcome your inquiries and will get back in touch with you promptly.
Thank you for spending some time with us today.

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