Waldkindergarten (forest kindergarten): An article on a growing trend: a preschool/kindergarten that is entirely outdoors! These children have better motor skills, creativity, and concentration than their traditional-kindergarten peers.
Magnets on the back of guttering! Very clever idea for marble-runs or water play. Very easy to move around and lots of fun trying to create a 'flow'. Science in a Blog: Early Childhood Education Fun Stuff