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Nature Playground

August Message from Deb Green I’ve recently returned from a trip that took me north to New Hampshire and south to North Carolina. The outdoors and nature were at the center of my travels. I was invited to New Hampshire to participate in the closing plenary panel discussion of the Natural Start...
Mud Day is one of my favorite days of the year! It brings together two elements of early learning that PIC is committed to provide — play-based learning and meaningful experiences with nature. PIC's Magic Circle nature playground offers (especially on Mud Day) unstructured, nature play with endless...
Saturday proved to be a beautiful day for this year's Day of Play — the biggest and best ever! Our family concert by Ants on a Log was standing room only, and the playground was filled with families from the PIC community and beyond. Many thanks to Day of Play committee members Erin Morris and...
Enriched Nature Learning at PIC As we dive deeper into outdoor education at PIC, we want to introduce our new Nature Educator (a newly created position) who will further engage PIC children in enriched discovery, as well as support teachers with less experience outdoors to incorporate nature in...
International Mud Day is celebrated the world over to highlight the importance of nature play in healthy child development. On June 29, we connected with the rich earth in the most squishy, tactile way in celebration of Mud Day. These pictures say it all... See more photos on facebook.com...
The Benefits of Outdoor Play I’m certain that most will agree that it has been a LONG winter. While I look forward to spring for so many reasons, one of the biggest is how much I love seeing the children have opportunities for long periods of daily outdoor play. Be it digging in the sand and dirt,...
At PIC's Fall Family Festival we celebrated the season with lots of fun outdoor activities, including an acorn-filled sensory table and with ramps, creating leaf crowns, a dance party, and more!
Started in 2008 in Nepal and Australia, International Mud Day is celebrated by thousands of children in dozens of countries worldwide to highlight the importance of nature play. On June 29, we connected with the rich earth in this most squishy, tactile way in celebration of Mud Day. These pictures...
updated 6/13/18 International Mud Day is June 29 PIC loves outdoor learning, especially International Mud Day. Every June 29th, we celebrate this joyous day by inviting children and staff (and you) to get messy! Click through the pictures above for a quick look at last year's fun! Please send kids...
One year after opening our Magic Circle Nature Playground , PIC is proud to have earned re-certification as an outdoor class-room by the Nature Explore program. See our dedicated Nature Explore web page . It has been a year filled with hours of rich outdoor learning and play in every season. It has...