Play, laugh, learn, make friends, stretch our imaginations and bodies. PlayGarden activities are grounded in these goals. Wander through these photos and see what fun we have!
Digging, watering, climbing, crafting--and of course, eating our fresh harvest!
GARDEN EXPLORERS 2011
TEEN CAMP 2011
The PlayGarden preschool curriculum is based on the Council for Environmental Education's curriculum, Growing Up WILD. This curriculum is correlated with both Head Start Domains and The National Association for the Education of Young Children's accreditation criteria. Themes follow the seasons of the year and include lessons connecting children to nature.
Trimpin, the most famous sound-sculpture artist in the world, began a 5-day design workshop for children ages 9 to 16 at the PlayGarden July 8. The group is learning the mechanics of musical instruments and science of sound as they design an art feature for permanent display. "Art, music, and drama are important components of our programming," says PlayGarden Director Liz Bullard.""That an artist like Trimpin is working with our children is exciting beyond belief," she says.