For educators and parents alike, it’s a natural compulsion to ensure the potential for all injuries on the playground is minimized. As adults, we often underestimate a child’s ability to independently govern risk. It’s not always easy for us to be hands-off and let children engage in risky play on the playground. But with that… Continue reading Risky Play Does Not Mean Hazardous Play
Society is losing its connection to nature. There’s a huge deficit in the amount of sensory engagement kids are getting in particular kids with disabilities. Listen in to Adam Bienenstock as he talks about universal accessibility and the importance of a full sensory nature experience for people of all ages and abilities. Universal accessibility goes beyond simply… Continue reading Connecting People Of All Ages And Abilities To Nature
CTV News Kitchener stopped by Bienenstock HQ recently to learn about the benefits of natural playgrounds and see some of our more popular play structures.
We spent the day in Fredericton, New Brunswick teaching a group of childhood educators, landscape designers and horticulturists about the benefits of risky play. This workshop featured a series of log-based games and exercises designed to teach attendees about the importance of allowing children to assess their own risk. Catch some highlights of the workshop… Continue reading The Importance Of Allowing Children To Assess Risk
How to Tap a Sugar Maple Tree With the start of spring right around the corner, it is officially maple syrup season! Before you fire up those pancakes, Bienenstock Director of Education Jill Bienenstock, demonstrates how to tap a sugar maple tree. Step 1. Using a ½” drill bit, drill a 1.5” to… Continue reading How To Tap A Sugar Maple Tree