TBANS playground was established in March 2016. For 2 years prior, we studied the benefits of outdoor play for children, talked with parents and teachers about their visions, and did a tremendous amount of research before designing our unique space. Since many of you weren't even here then, it is a good time to revisit current knowledge on the necessity of outdoor play and to celebrate the late arrival of spring with images of how TBANS children make the most of it.
We love our playground! And others want to copy us (see below).
We achieved our goal - Children are playing bigger and better, using their bodies in more challenging ways, taking smart risks, being creative and imaginative, solving problems, and working together. There are increasingly demanding opportunities for each age.
Current research continues to confirm that outdoor play helps to develop gross motor skills as well as advance social, emotional, and intellectual skills. It facilitates the development of endurance and executive functioning necessary for further school success. Ask teachers for more information.
Read here what the National Association for the Education of Young Children has to say about outdoor play. Several short, helpful blogs on why and how to get kids outside.
On April 29, 60+ Jewish early childhood educators from around the country came to TBANS to learn about designing the best outdoor "playscapes". We are a model for the whole country!
May Highlights
2 - Dalet Field Trip to Adventure Theater
8 - Parent Partnership Meeting, 9:30
11- Truck Day for TBANS Children
11 - School Wide Tot Shabbat, flier here
15 - Parent Committee Meeting

20 - Family Shavuot Service, 9:30, flier here
25 - Community Shabbat
25 - Challah Tots
25 - Parent Committee Volunteer Appreciation
28 - Memorial Day, TBANS Closed
For questions, contact Jill Finci , 301-762-5594
Paula Sayag, Ph.D., Director * PLS@BethAmi.org * www.tbans.org