A sign reads Did you know? A little dirt is good for young children. When a child puts things in his mouth he is allowing his immune system to explore his environment and practice responses. This is necessary to build a healthy immune protection system. Ruebush M. (2009). Why dirt is good. New York: Kaplan""
children (people by age group)
Small rubber ducks line the pathway.
A small patio with a canopy next to a tree. A sign designates the water area"."
Stone blocks arranged in a circular pattern with plants in between them.
A small wooden structure with a gate attached.
A table with building blocks on it.
Color photographs of an open house event at the Eccles Lab School showing off the playground. Featured is College president Deneece Huftalin and various children playing.
An outside view of the playground, lush trees and vegetation cover it.
A view of the patio with a wooden canopy over it. A sign reads Did you know? Appropriate interactions with nature help children develop powers of observation and creativity. Crain William (2001). How nature helps children develop. Montessori Life."
A sign reads Did you know? Children;s play in natural environments contain more imaginative and creative components that foster language and collaborative skills. Fjortoft I. & J. Sageie (2000). The natural environment as a playground for children: Land-scape description and analysis of a natural landscape. Landscape and Urban Planning 48(1/2) 83-97."