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What is Nature of Early Play?

We keep both child development and environmental impact in balance in design and manufacturing.

Nature of Early Play is a full collection of commercial grade early childhood outdoor play and learning products that reconnect children (infant through age five) with the outdoor world through interactions with dirt, sand, water, animals, music, and plants. All our products are made from heavy-duty recycled materials that will withstand all weather conditions for MANY years! Our products are all designed for use in commercial settings such as Child Development Centers, commercial Day Care, university and corporate child care providers.

Play Mart Playgrounds

The Nature of Early Play line of products is brought to you by Play Mart, Inc. We also have a line of playground equipment designed for children ages 5 and older under our Play Mart brand. Visit Play Mart to see products made for the older kids.

We've been creating environmentally conscious play spaces since 1980. Let's us design a playground for you!

Play Mart Playgrounds

The Nature of Early Play line of products is brought to you by Play Mart, Inc. We also have a line of playground equipment designed for children ages 5 and older under our Play Mart brand. Visit Play Mart to see products made for the older kids.

We've been creating environmentally conscious play spaces since 1980. Let's us design a playground for you!

Playgrounds from Recycled Milk Jugs

Recycled

Our products are made from our exclusive Recycled Structural Plastic (RSP™). We even recycle our own manufacturing scraps again to create more material!

Custom Playground Design

Custom Site Design

Each customer’s playground site is designed in-house placing each product with appropriate spacing for safety zones and age groups. We even provide full site renderings so you see the equipment as it will look in “real life”.

Age Appropriate Playgrounds

Age-Appropriate

Play equipment designed for Infants (6 months-23 months), Toddlers (18 to 36 months), and Preschoolers (2-5 years)—anthropomorphically and developmentally.

Durable Heavy Duty Playground Equipment

Durable Playground Equipment

Heavy-duty, commercial-quality, outdoor materials will withstand extreme weather for many years. Stainless Steel hardware, attachment plates, and welds. UV-resistant color additives in all plastic materials. Vandalism can be cleaned or repaired on most components easily.

Stimulating Play for Children

Stimulating Play

Physically, socially, mentally and sensorially challenging products that encourage whole-person growth, and interaction between children of varying abilities.

Playgrounds Made in USA

Made in USA

We manufacture all our products in our facility in rural USA. Each item is hand-crafted by skilled men and women. High-tech machinery assists with creating parts. We even source the majority of our materials and components in the USA.

The Latest News & Articles from Nature of Early Play

EV Charging Garage Playhouse for Schoolyard

Teach Kids to be Earth-Conscious on the Playground with an “EV” Trike Charger

January 3, 2023

Kids are never too young to start saving the world! We all try to do our part to protect the earth we all share, and our children look to us as examples. Your toddlers and preschoolers play a valuable role…

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Nature of Early Play Holiday Hours

December 1, 2022

At the close of another year, we gratefully pause to wish you a warm and Happy Holiday Season. One of the greatest joys of this season is the opportunity to say thank you to all of our customers, distributors, and…

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Baby Belly Swing

Bountiful Benefits of the Baby Belly Swing

November 1, 2022

Join us while we take a swing into the science of swings! The infants you work with are in a crucial time of growth and development, both physically and mentally. You may not think about how your daily playful activities…

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Busy Bunny Center Playset for Infants and Small Children

Introducing the Busy Bunny Center!

October 10, 2022

As an educator, daycare operator, or nursery manager you have been given the opportunity to help young minds and bodies develop and grow.  The adorable toddlers in your charge are ready to form important new skills. Our Busy Bunny Center…

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