Loose parts are a great way to invite learning into your classroom environment. So let’s talk about how we can add loose parts for inviting learning in your classroom environment.
Simon Nicholson believed that we are all creative and that “loose parts” in an environment will empower our creativity.
Loose parts will provide children with opportunities to…
Loose parts are materials that can be…
The beautiful thing about loose parts is that they can be turned into anything. A wood round can be a plate or a drum set, pine cone can be a tree or vegetables and match box can be turned into a dolls bed. The possibilities are endless.
When environments are rich in loose parts children can manipulate their own environment, take risks which will lead to a decline in unwanted behaviors.
When children interact with loose parts, they entered a world of “what if” that promotes the type of thinking that leads to problem solving.
Think about your learning centers and where you would like to use loose parts. Make a list of the loose parts that you would like to add to that area and pass out that list to co-workers and parents.
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I'm Tami Sanders creator of Learning and Teaching with Preschoolers, a blog to help teachers create magical moments for the young.