Playground Design for Infants and Toddlers

More than Just Mini: How Infant and Toddler Playground Equipment is Designed for Child Development

February 15, 2024

A colorful playground naturally attracts children of all ages, but you may not realize that most playground equipment isn’t suitable for younger kids. Babies and small children go through different stages of physical development, requiring age-appropriate play equipment. Our Nature of Early Play by Play Mart products prioritize the safety and growth of your little…

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All the Dirt on Mud Kitchens!

February 7, 2024

Nature of Early Play is all about all things nature—including mud! Our mud kitchens are the ultimate outdoor toys for the children at your daycare, preschool, or park to get down and dirty with some good, clean fun. Let’s look at the benefits a mud kitchen can offer the toddlers and preschoolers in your care…

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Playground Fundraising and Budgeting

Budgeting and Paying for a New Early Childhood Playground

September 26, 2023

Early childhood and preschool playgrounds have a powerful role in nurturing children’s physical, emotional, and social development. Budgeting for the cost of playground equipment can be a concern for many preschools, daycares, and non-profit organizations, but Nature of Early Play has creative funding ideas and options you may consider. As a top early childhood playground…

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Early Childhood Playground Safety

How our playgrounds are designed with your kids in mind!

June 13, 2023

As a childcare facility, you know there is more to caring for children than simply watching them swing and slide on the playground. Kids are much more complex than meets the eye—and so are our playgrounds! At Nature of Early Play, we are more than just a commercial playground equipment factory. We put extensive thought…

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Army Child Development Centers Choose Nature of Early Play

June 8, 2023

Playground Renovations: constructing natural playgrounds and outdoor learning environments for military child development centers across the world Despite the inevitable difficulties of military life, the Department of Defense (DoD) works very hard to make life for military families as rewarding and enjoyable as possible. They value the children of service members and want to allow…

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Reap the Benefits of Early Childhood Gardening with Raised Garden Beds

May 25, 2023

Gardening isn’t just for grown-ups. If you work with toddlers and preschoolers, you know how much they love getting their hands dirty. So they might as well put that dirt to good use! Science has shown the many benefits of gardening in early childhood development. From fine motor skills to increased academic performance and everything…

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Happy Earth Day 2022

Happy Earth Day Playmates!

April 22, 2023

Protecting our environment for our children today and for generations to come has been a focus in creating our Nature of Early Play products right from the start. It’s a commitment for us to do our part to make our materials and manufacturing process Earth-friendly. What better way to fulfill that commitment than to recycle…

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Outdoor Classroom for Toddlers

How to get started with early childhood outdoor learning for toddlers and preschoolers

April 7, 2023

At Nature of Early Play, we recognize the boundless possibilities for outdoor education brought about by well-planned outdoor classrooms and outdoor classroom equipment. Our Recycled Structural Plastic outdoor classroom furniture is designed to withstand all weather conditions and provide a sustainable, safe, and functional place for toddlers and preschoolers to make the most out of…

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Playground Park Bench

Five Steps to Finding the Perfect Bench for Your Playground

March 17, 2023

Park benches are much more than outdoor seats—they serve as a place to welcome friends, create memories, and foster community. When it comes to the playground at your daycare, preschool, or after-school program, the right seating can make a surprisingly big difference. Investing in quality outdoor commercial benches is an easy way to make a…

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Playground Engineering: It’s More Than Just About the Fun

March 7, 2023

There’s more to a playground than fun…a lot more goes into it. When you see a playground, you see a place for children to get some much-needed physical activity, socialization, creative play, and fresh air. Children see the excitement of ladders, slides, bridges, and activity panels. However, what you and your children do not see…

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