Nature of Early Play News & Articles

Read the latest new, articles, product announcements and  updates from your favorite manufacturer of early childhood playground equipment.

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 with them aid their growth, yet play can be highly productive. Your playground may already…

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 is an ideal playset that provides ridiculously cute and ridiculously fun play equipment for toddlers…

Southern New Hampshire Human Services Children’s Playground Success Story

October 3, 2022

At Nature of Early Play, we love seeing how our products impact the community. One of our recent playground installation projects was for Southern New Hampshire Human Services, a non-profit that provides childcare, fuel assistance, and residential services for people in need. Their mission is “to extinguish the root causes of poverty within our community…

Playground Fossil Steppers

Step Into Learning with Fossil Steppers

September 7, 2022

As an educator, daycare operator, or park and rec director, you always look for ways to get your kids excited about learning. Of course, you know that hands-on activities are more engaging than a Charlie Brown-style lecture, but have you ever thought to head outside for some playground learning? Fossil Steppers are not just cute…

Noah's Ark Manufactured playground playset | Nature of Early Play

Featured Playset: Noah’s Ark (preschool)

August 17, 2022

Welcome aboard Noah’s Ark! This is one of our most popular playsets for preschoolers, and it’s not hard to see why. From the Wave Slide to the Chute Scrambler, it packs loads of entertainment into one boat. Your kids can march two by two with the giraffes, elephants, and lions onto their new favorite playground.…

Sand House Playground Sandbox

The Simple Joy of the Sandbox

August 5, 2022

The playground sandbox is a pillar of the childhood experience. While we love getting creative to develop exciting and unique playsets, we also appreciate the simple things in life like a kid’s sandbox. At Nature of Early Play, we aim to bring the natural and manmade elements together to create products that are fun and…

Social Development on the Playground

Amazing Ways Playgrounds Help Children’s Social Development

July 28, 2022

Playsets are a great way to entertain your tots for hours on end, but are your kids really accomplishing anything while they play? You’d be surprised how much social development happens at the playground. At Nature of Early Play, we know that preschool age is a critical time for kids to learn to understand their…

Accessible Playgrounds ADA Play Equipment

Accessible Playgrounds: Every Child Can Play

July 11, 2022

At Nature of Early Play, we believe that every child has the fundamental right to play. We also recognize that each child is unique and has different ability levels which may impact the way they interact with play equipment. Studies have proven that playgrounds benefit physical, mental, and social development that takes place during early…

Carole Robertson Center Hosts Ribbon-Cutting Ceremony for New Infant-Toddler Playground Donated to North Lawndale Site by Play Mart

June 14, 2022

June 13, 2022 – Chicago, IL – The youngest learners in North Lawndale have access to state-of-the-art playground experiences, thanks to equipment donated to the Carole Robertson Center for Learning at 3701 W. Ogden by Play Mart, Inc., and Next Generation Play. In keeping with Play Mart’s mission to provide children a safe, environmentally friendly,…

Happy Earth Day 2022

Happy Earth Day Playmates!

April 21, 2022

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…