In a digital age where screens often dominate children’s attention, the significance of outdoor play and nature-based learning cannot be overstated. Nature provides a unique classroom, allowing children to explore, learn, and grow, all while developing a profound connection to the world around them. In this blog post, we will explore the crucial role of outdoor play and nature-based learning in children’s development and well-being, as well as provide insights on how parents and educators can incorporate these experiences into a child’s life. We are so fortunate here in Pleasant Hill, California, to have a cornucopia of family-friendly nature activities nearby! (more…)
Winter in California brings the opportunity for families to enjoy the outdoors, even if it’s not the traditional snowy wonderland. The Golden State offers a wide range of free community activities that parents can enjoy with their children during the colder months. In this blog post, we will explore some of these delightful winter activities and provide valuable safety tips to ensure a fun and safe experience for your family.
California is renowned for its warm and sunny climate, but it’s not immune to the occasional chilly winter days, especially in certain regions. Here in Pleasant Hill, California, we can get the extremes of wind, heat, and cold off of the San Francisco Bay. Preparing for cold weather in California is a bit different from what many people might expect, as it’s not the extreme cold experienced in some parts of the country. In this blog post, we’ll explore how parents and students can effectively prepare for cold weather in the Golden State while embracing the principles of independence and exploration. (more…)
Play is the work of childhood, and it serves as a fundamental building block for the development of various skills, including social ones. Children learn best when they are engaged, excited, and having fun. We use play as a learning tactic in our Pleasant Hill preschool program. In age-appropriate ways, we help Bay Area preschoolers master the basics and “have fun.” (more…)
When it comes to early childhood education, finding the perfect balance between play and learning can be a game-changer. At our Play-Based School in Pleasant Hill, California, we embrace the idea that children can learn and grow while having a blast. Let’s explore the wonderful benefits of playing and learning at the same time and some of the exciting activities your child can enjoy at our school. (more…)