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Promoting Literacy Skills In Your Playground

Children and Nature, Studies find that a connection to nature can reduce bullying

With bullying and aggressive behaviour on the rise, it is time to learn more about how natural playgrounds can help reduce this unfortunate trend. A movement to swap swings, slides and monkey bars for boulders, grassy hills and trees is gaining ground across many countries around the world. Advocates say natural playgrounds prompt much more… Continue reading Children and Nature, Studies find that a connection to nature can reduce bullying

California Academy Of Sciences

Wander Woods is a wonderful antidote to our digital daily life, a place to reconnect with our wonderful natural world. Positioned outside beneath beautiful old-growth cypress trees overlooking Golden Gate Park, Wander Woods offers multi-sensory discovery and literacy openings through areas devoted to crawling, climbing, and other imaginative play conditioning. Constructed from locally- sourced accoutrements… Continue reading California Academy Of Sciences

Heron's Head Nature Area

Heron’s Head Nature Area in San Francisco, California

Inspired by the Children & Nature movement to get kids to open, unplug and reconnect with the nature. The Nature Exploration Area expands the part of Heron’s Head Park as an environmental education mecca for youth. The San Francisco Recreation & Park Department and the Port of San Francisco teamed up with SF Children &… Continue reading Heron’s Head Nature Area in San Francisco, California

Customer Conversations – Cassie St. Amand, Applejacks Preschool

Cassie St. Amand is a passionate advocate for children and their development in natural outdoor play spaces. Spending time in New Zealand, Cassie has adopted a practice that is practically commonplace there and has been diligently working at bringing it over to her community in Toronto, Ontario. Cassie is a huge supporter of Bienenstock Natural… Continue reading Customer Conversations – Cassie St. Amand, Applejacks Preschool

Our Team

From Roots We Grow

“Talent wins games, but teamwork and intelligence win championships.” – Michael Jordan. We have launched our video series “From Roots We Grow” to introduce the people behind our continuing success in bringing more children to nature through natural playgrounds and outdoor classrooms. Each episode will spotlight a member of our team from our playground design… Continue reading From Roots We Grow