ECE & Pre-School

The early years often prove to be the most sensitive and structural in a child’s development. Bienenstock’s team of experienced early childhood educators and professional designers have created a sensory-rich catalogue of nature play components.

Each image below features a predominant “development zone” theme with interactive components; just highlight and click the equipment you’d like to learn more about.

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Sand & Water Play

Sand & water play areas are classic examples of open-ended zones with materials that do not have one specific purpose. Children focus on the process of playing with the materials rather than a prescriptive result. These zones are a hub for social and language development as children work together to build and play. Mathematical concepts like volume and area are prevalent while children perform sensory exploration tasks while enveloped in the task at hand.

Child Care – Sand & Water – 1
Log Tunnel Portable Water Pump Wacky Posts 5 Foot Easy Install Wave Hill Slide Durolawn® Stump Activity Table Portable Ball Run Log Forts Horizontal Log Borders Chalk Board Acrylic Mirror Panel

Log Tunnel

Log Tunnel

Perfect for infant and toddler playgrounds, the Log Tunnel is made from a solid hardwood log and ships at a 30″-36″ diameter at a length of 30″-36″. We offer a public and private installation versions of this component. Larger tunnels are available as a custom item, please contact us for pricing information.

$8,409.90 – $8,700.62

Portable Water Pump

Portable Water Pump

Bring water to an outdoor space with our portable water pump! This ships fully assembled, and since it is portable you can place it near a sand surface or sensory table! This pump is able to handle water mixed with sand and dirt.

$919.92

Wacky Posts

Wacky Posts

Nature’s Instruments Wacky Posts are irregularly shaped posts hewn from trees with large knots and twists, and encourage creative and dramatic play. With the imagination and creativity of children, these simple posts are transformed into store fronts, forts mazes and frames for leaf or snow forts. This item requires installation.

$161.66 – $876.48

5 Foot Easy Install Wave Hill Slide

5 Foot Easy Install Wave Hill Slide

If you ask children what they want in their playground, they’ll always include a slide. Nature’s Instruments Hill Slides are the perfect way to give them what they want, while eliminating the fall height of a traditional slide.

$10,916.37

Durolawn®

Durolawn®

Durolawn® is a rubber matting system that is installed on top of grass, and after a few months the grass grows through and the mats disappear. This product protects the crowns of the roots of your grass ensuring its survival. Are you looking for a playground surface that is accessible this product is for you – no more barriers or retaining systems are needed to separate your surfacing!

$192.17 per 16 sq. ft.

Stump Activity Table

Stump Activity Table

Stump tables differ from activity tables but can also be used for outdoor learning environments and activity centres. Not only are they functional for any playground; they double as art pieces as well.

$510.77 – $959.32

Portable Ball Run

Portable Ball Run

The Portable Ball Run is a movable component is a great way to use your vertical spaces. No Installation required! Great for all ages.

$934.75

Log Forts

Log Forts

Nature’s Instruments log work structures provide a shady place to gather, in much the same way as a big hollow tree or a cave. Children can find refuge beneath the scale of the trunks as they lean back to read a book, draw or simply steal a moment. We offer two different standard sized forts.

$12,620.63 – $14,686.81

Horizontal Log Borders

Horizontal Log Borders

Log borders are a natural way to separate your surfacing while providing balancing opportunities for children. Nature’s Instruments log borders are sold by the linear foot and are available in cedar and hardwood. Barrier-free log borders are also available to allow for accessible entrances between your surfacing.

$35.37 – $981.66

Chalk Board

Chalk Board

Nature’s Instruments chalkboard panels can be placed into sections of fence or against a blank wall to maximise the vertical space in a playground. The simple cedar frame boards are sealed for protection from the elements, and mural paper can be affixed to the wall using simple pins so that the art can be brought inside after completion.

$2,092.93 – $2,093.00

Acrylic Mirror Panel

Acrylic Mirror Panel

Nature’s Instruments acrylic mirror panel are a great addition to any playground, with mirrors made of acrylic for safety. Placing two acrylic mirror panels together in a corner of a playground creates a fun and dramatic play area. These panels are 4’x8′ and framed in cedar. Custom sizes are available, please contact us for pricing.

$2,172.72 – $2,278.52

Childcare – Sand & Water Play
Horizontal Log Borders Mud Kitchen Single Log Chute Stump Activity Table Curriculum Cabinet

Horizontal Log Borders

Horizontal Log Borders

Horizontal log borders are a natural way to separate your surfacing while providing balancing opportunities for children. Nature’s Instruments log borders are sold by the linear foot and are available in cedar and hardwood. Barrier-free log borders are also available to allow for accessible entrances between your surfacing.

$35.37 – $981.66

Mud Kitchen

Mud Kitchen

Our mud kitchen allows for intense sensory input with the sink at one end while the long countertop provides more creative and dramatic opportunities. This purposely does not look like a kitchen appliance. The open counter allows them to look at each other and develop social skills while they play.

$932.41

Single Log Chute

Single Log Chute

This is a great addition to your sand and water area. Order the Single log chute with push faucet and with a push of the button water will appear for 5 seconds.

$2,832.57

Stump Activity Table

Stump Activity Table

Stump tables differ from activity tables but can also be used for outdoor learning environments and activity centres. Not only are they functional for any playground; they double as art pieces as well.

$510.77 – $959.32

Curriculum Cabinet

Curriculum Cabinet

This pine curriculum cabinet is designed to hold programming materials for educators, and is a great storage piece for all spaces. Never get lost inside deep storage again.

$2,205.07

Sand & Water Play

Sand & water play areas are classic examples of open-ended zones with materials that do not have one specific purpose. Children focus on the process of playing with the materials rather than a prescriptive result. These zones are a hub for social and language development as children work together to build and play. Mathematical concepts like volume and area are prevalent while children perform sensory exploration tasks while enveloped in the task at hand.

Gross Motor Play

Gross motor skills assist in refining our balance, strength, muscle endurance and coordination. Risk assessment, physical literacy and brain development (including reading and language skills) depend on stimulation and gross motor refinement during a child’s early years. Our components offer a non-prescriptive environment for children to climb, walk, run and jump while putting their risk assessment skills into practice. Components like our amorphous logs and vertical log clusters (among others) are perfect modular solutions to add gross motor development to your space.

Child Care – Gross Motor 1 New
Log Carved Couch Post Mount Acrylic Panel Carved Log Chair Durolawn® Portable Water Pump Vertical Log Cluster

Log Carved Couch

Log Carved Couch

Each log couch is completely unique –  hand carved from large tree stumps as one solid piece, adding a sense of awe and amazement. If you are interested in this type of furniture as an art piece that is larger than the available options, please contact us for pricing information.

$5,027.09

Post Mount Acrylic Panel

Post Mount Transparent Acrylic Panel

Use an acrylic board as a fence panel to separate two spaces in your playground. All acrylic boards are 4’x8′ framed in cedar. Custom sizes available.

$2,401.95

Carved Log Chair

Each carved log chair is completely unique – hand carved from large tree stumps as one solid piece, they give children the sense of sitting in a throne, adding a sense of awe and amazement.  If you are interested in this type of furniture as an art piece that is larger than the available options, please contact us for pricing information.

$3,137.00

Durolawn®

Durolawn®

Durolawn® is a rubber matting system that is installed on top of grass, and after a few months the grass grows through and the mats disappear. This product protects the crowns of the roots of your grass ensuring its survival. Are you looking for a playground surface that is accessible this product is for you – no more barriers or retaining systems are needed to separate your surfacing!

$192.17 per 16 sq. ft.

Portable Water Pump

Portable Water Pump

Bring water to an outdoor space with our portable water pump! This ships fully assembled, and since it is portable you can place it near a sand surface or sensory table! This pump is able to handle water mixed with sand and dirt.

$919.92

Vertical Log Cluster

Log Clusters

Log clusters are a unique feature that can act as a retaining wall, a path border, a gathering space, and a physical challenge all at once. Built from natural hardwood logs, log clusters offer versatile play opportunities that range from balancing and leaping, to gathering as a team, to quiet exploration of the shapes and textures of the logs.

$1,152.74 – $1,515.52

Child Care – Gross Motor – 2
Sideways Tree Climber Horizontal Log Borders Amorphous Log Single Boulder Climbers

Sideways Tree Climber

Sideways Tree Climber

Sideways trees are used as climbers, and are a great way to add a natural artistic feature to your playground. This item requires installation and will require an impact rated safety surface.

$21,350.09

Horizontal Log Borders

Horizontal Log Borders

Horizontal Log Borders are a natural way to separate your surfacing while providing balancing opportunities for children. Nature’s Instruments log borders are sold by the linear foot and are available in cedar and hardwood. Barrier-free log borders are also available to allow for accessible entrances between your surfacing.

$35.37 – $981.66

Amorphous Log

Amorphous Log

Amorphous Logs can be used as climbers or a place to gather, and are a great way to add a natural artistic feature to your playground. Children can climb, balance, jump, and relax on this component. Each one of our Amorphous Logs are difference and offer children a unique sensory experience.

$3,613.55 – $4,499.15

Single Boulder Climbers

Single Boulder Climbers

Single Boulder Climbers are a natural way to bring gross motor play to your spaces. We offer single boulder climbers, double boulder climbers and triple boulder climbers. These climbers to do not come with nets or ship ropes, but are  stand-alone boulder climbers. We offer a private use and public use versions of these climbers.

$6,871.98 – $12,913.98

Gross Motor Play

Gross motor skills assist in refining our balance, strength, muscle endurance and coordination. Risk assessment, physical literacy and brain development (including reading and language skills) depend on stimulation and gross motor refinement during a child’s early years. Our components offer a non-prescriptive environment for children to climb, walk, run and jump while putting their risk assessment skills into practice. Components like our amorphous logs and vertical log clusters (among others) are perfect modular solutions to add gross motor development to your space.

Activity Tables & Outdoor Chalkboards

Our activity tables offer the perfect space for children to gather for activities, meals or to develop social and emotional skills. In this image you’ll also notice our wall-mounted outdoor chalkboard. This is a fantastic resource for outdoor communications, programming or simply a canvas for children to express themselves using water or chalk, and comes in a post-mounted standalone version as well.

Child Care – Activity Tables & Outdoor Chalkboards
Curriculum Cabinet Activity Table Hardwood Stump Seats Chalk Board Hanging Amadinda Portable Water Pump Log Tunnel Stump Activity Table Acrylic Mirror Panel Horizontal Log Borders Two Bin Sensory Table

Curriculum Cabinet

Curriculum Cabinet

This pine cabinet is designed to hold programming materials for educators, and is a great storage piece for all spaces. Never get lost inside deep storage again. This is a great way to have your programming materials right next to the area of programming to save time when prepping activities.

$2,205.07

Activity Table

Activity Tables

Stools and tables cut from fallen logs, and built for those up to 12 years of age, allow children the chance to play together or alone and create opportunities for outdoor learning. There are 3 different sizes of activity table available.

This item requires installation. Please note: The stump seating is not included with the table and must be purchased separately. This product is now available outside of Canada.

$824.18

Hardwood Stump Seats

Hardwood Stump Seats

Natures Instruments stump seating is crafted from fallen logs to create stools and tables that allow children the chance to play together or alone, and create opportunities for outdoor learning.

$88.64 – $370.82

Chalk Board

Chalk Board

Nature’s Instruments chalkboard panels can be placed into sections of fence or against a blank wall to maximise the vertical space in a playground. The simple cedar frame boards are sealed for protection from the elements, and mural paper can be affixed to the wall using simple pins so that the art can be brought inside after completion.

$2,092.93 – $2,093.00

Hanging Amadinda

Hanging Amadinda

This hanging amadinda is produced from Canadian cedar or spruce and designed to hang from a tree branch. The instrument has a beautiful tone and can be played by multiple users from either side of the instrument. It can be left raw, oiled with tung oil or dyed with non-toxic anodyne dyes. This is a beautiful, functional and simple instrument that is great for all ages.

$1,055.07 – $1,430.76

Portable Water Pump

Portable Water Pump

Bring water to an outdoor space with our portable water pump! This ships fully assembled, and since it is portable you can place it near a sand surface or sensory table! This pump is able to handle water mixed with sand and dirt.

$919.92

Log Tunnel

Log Tunnel

Perfect for infant and toddler playgrounds, the Log Tunnel is made from a solid hardwood log and ships at a 30″-36″ diameter at a length of 30″-36″. We offer a public and private installation versions of this component. Larger tunnels are available as a custom item, please contact us for pricing information.

$8,409.90 – $8,700.62

Stump Activity Table

Stump Activity Table

Stump tables differ from activity tables but can also be used for outdoor learning environments and activity centres. Not only are they functional for any playground; they double as art pieces as well.

$510.77 – $959.32

Acrylic Mirror Panel

Acrylic Mirror Panel

Nature’s Instruments acrylic mirror panel are a great addition to any playground, with mirrors made of acrylic for safety. Placing two acrylic mirror panels together in a corner of a playground creates a fun and dramatic play area. These panels are 4’x8′ and framed in cedar. Custom sizes are available, please contact us for pricing.

$2,172.72 – $2,278.52

Horizontal Log Borders

Horizontal Log Borders

Log borders are a natural way to separate your surfacing while providing balancing opportunities for children. Nature’s Instruments log borders are sold by the linear foot and are available in cedar and hardwood. Barrier-free log borders are also available to allow for accessible entrances between your surfacing.

$35.37 – $981.66

Two Bin Sensory Table

2 Bin Sensory Table

This is a great Two Bin Sensory Table for toddlers. This is made from cedar.

$582.16

Childcare – Planting
Horizontal Log Borders 2 Tier Log Cedar Log Planters

Horizontal Log Borders

Horizontal Log Borders

Horizontal log borders are a natural way to separate your surfacing while providing balancing opportunities for children. Nature’s Instruments log borders are sold by the linear foot and are available in cedar and hardwood. Barrier-free log borders are also available to allow for accessible entrances between your surfacing.

$35.37 – $981.66

2 Tier Log Cedar Log Planters

2 Tier Log Cedar Log Planters

Nature’s Instruments planter boxes keep plants safe from trampling, and allow gardening at a height that is accessible for children of different ages and stages. All edges are rounded to prevent splinters, and there is no exposed hardware.

$694.99 – $1,269.67

Planting

Planting boxes serve multiple purposes in an early learning environment; they offer learning through patience, perseverance and investment while also providing gross and fine motor development opportunities. Our Cedar log planters offer children the chance to plan & plant while observing basic life science concepts and developing context for future learning. Our planters also promote pollinators and additional visiting fauna to your outdoor learning environment, increasing the amount of nature your children experience.

Gathering Areas

Our hand-carved wood furniture offer the perfect location for children to gather, read, relax or socialize. We offer milled log benches, carved log seats and couches, spiral benches and many more components to fit your space and capacity. Our furniture, while finished, still offers a multi-sensory opportunity with both rough and smooth textures to engage children, even at rest.

Childcare – Gathering
Spiral Log Bench Log Carved Couch Carved Log Chair Single Boulder Climbers Log Tunnel

Spiral Log Bench

Spiral Log Bench

Spiral log benches are a great addition to any park or playground. Not only will children use them for play, they are a great resting and gathering places for adults too. A tree can be planted in the middle of the spiral bench to provide shade and add beauty.

$3,476.43

Log Carved Couch

Log Carved Couch

Each log couch is completely unique –  hand carved from large tree stumps as one solid piece, adding a sense of awe and amazement. If you are interested in this type of furniture as an art piece that is larger than the available options, please contact us for pricing information.

$5,027.09

Carved Log Chair

Each carved log chair is completely unique – hand carved from large tree stumps as one solid piece, they give children the sense of sitting in a throne, adding a sense of awe and amazement.  If you are interested in this type of furniture as an art piece that is larger than the available options, please contact us for pricing information.

Single Boulder Climbers

Single Boulder Climbers

Single boulder climbers are a natural way to bring gross motor play to your spaces. We offer single boulder climbers, double boulder climbers and triple boulder climbers. These climbers to do not come with nets or ship ropes, but are  stand-alone boulder climbers. We offer a private use and public use versions of these climbers.

$6,871.98 – $12,913.98

Log Tunnel

Log Tunnel

Perfect for infant and toddler playgrounds, the Log Tunnel is made from a solid hardwood log and ships at a 30″-36″ diameter at a length of 30″-36″. We offer a public and private installation versions of this component. Larger tunnels are available as a custom item, please contact us for pricing information.

$8,409.90 – $8,700.62

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