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Outdoor Play

Last Friday PIC children and teachers spilled out onto the blacktop and into the Magic Circle Playground for a whole lot of messy fun. In celebration on International Mud Day children and staff stomped, squished, rolled, crawled, and played in the mud!
written by Rachel IsaacsonLast Wednesday evening, PIC staff gathered for professional training on encouraging children to make meaningful connections with nature. We were grateful for the beautiful summer night!We began in small groups on the playground where teachers taught teachers.There was a...
We are pleased to report that the work on our Climbing and Crawling and Messy Materials area are almost complete! Climbing and Crawling seems pretty obvious with the line of tree stumps inviting children to challenge their gross motor skills. But, exactly what happens with messy materials? Messy...
Written by PIC mom Clara Flores for the PIC Plant Sale blogPhoto from Sun, Rain, Earth: A Journey in Self-Sufficiency Fig trees. They were the new addition to the plant sale fundraiser for my sons’ child care center. Without thinking, I clicked the “add to cart” button and checked out. I didn’t even...
Work on PIC's Outdoor Classroom is progressing! This week, we broke ground on the Climbing and Crawling area. Before beginning to dig, we tested the height of the step logs that will be installed with help from our "playground specialists." We confirmed that the logs were a good height and will be...
post updated 4/16/14After waiting several weeks for the ground to thaw, we have a date on the books to begin the final stages of our Magic Circle outdoor classroom installation.Watch on April 21st as the transformation continues! Keep an eye on the main playground as the Messy Materials and Art...
As the temperatures outside start dropping, we want to let everyone know about our approach to taking children outside in the winter. At PIC, we take the children outdoors for at least an hour every day throughout the year. According to Pennsylvania State guidelines, children are expected to go...
Children Need Nature: The real value of PIC's Magic Circle Outdoor Classroom A few years ago, I attended my very first workshop on nature playgrounds. While I have always loved taking children on trips to nature centers and to local parks with lots of greenery, I had never thought about the concept...
Last Friday PIC children and teachers spilled out onto the blacktop and into the Magic Circle Playground for a whole lot of messy fun. In celebration on International Mud Day children and staff stomped, squished, rolled, crawled, and played in the mud! International Mud Day actually falls on...