Spring is Finally Here!

There’s no place like our playground in the spring! The children are so excited to finally be able to go outside WITHOUT COATS ON! We are outside almost every day during the winter, so being able to skip that step when the weather warms up is a big deal for them. And, for the teachers, too, if we’re being honest! 🙂

The birds are active, and, if we’re lucky, we can see nests being built and chicks being raised. The lizards wake up from their winter hibernation and can be spotted sunning themselves on the rocks in our gardens. A few years ago we even had a fawn spend some time right outside our playground gate while mom was just out of sight! The daffodils emerge and life and color returns to our beautiful play space here in Reston! We even had a visit from the Easter Bunny this year!

We will return to tending to our gardens right after Spring Break. The children will work on the classroom garden beds once a week, clearing out dead leaves, planting new flowers, taking care of the animals that visit our playground with fresh water and food, and topping it all off with a fresh layer of mulch. You can read more about our gardening program here.

What’s your family’s favorite springtime activity? Do you enjoy spending time in the garden?

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