SMART TINKER: Creating with Loose Parts
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Twig and Toadstool: Mandala Sun Catchers

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Preschool Math Games with Loose Parts - One Perfect Day

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Recently I set out this numeracy play invitation for R (5 years old). He had so much fun with it, creating his own ways to play with the materials and learning so much in the process. There was a numeracy focus of course, but I wasn’t trying to teach any particular mathematical concept. R led …
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Playful Learning in the Early Years: Loose Parts Provocation with Mirrors

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Precious Childhood: Loose Parts - Nature Indoors and Outdoors

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let the children play: Handy ideas for storing loose parts for play

let the children play: Handy ideas for storing loose parts for play | SMART TINKER: Creating with Loose Parts | Scoop.it
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In Praise of Loose Parts

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In play, 'loose parts' are skirting the edges of nirvana. Ask any kid. Now they probably won't call them 'loose parts'. They're more likely to use the generic and all encompassing 'stuff' prefaced ...

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love the pop-up adventure play! in my wishlist!

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HELP! My kid keeps picking up sticks and stones!

HELP! My kid keeps picking up sticks and stones! | SMART TINKER: Creating with Loose Parts | Scoop.it
A few days ago... We have regular play dates with friends that serve as our homeschool activity for the kids. The activities range from thematic ones (like our theme on Emotions for this month) or more on exploring arts and crafts. Depending on the kids' play date friends, I vary the activities that I provide and this time I wanted to focus on something more specific and that is using LOOSE PARTS. I took out an old Christmas display tray and bought wood chips, pebbles, gravel and decorative stones from a gardening store. The conversation with the mommies who were
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Exploring Loose Parts and Mirror Play - One Perfect Day

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Loose parts are the perfect way to offer an open ended play experience. Add a mirror and a whole new dimension of playful curiosity is created.
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The Theory of Loose Parts: Using simple materials to enhance play

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How do you incorporate loose parts into play? What are the benefits of loose parts? How can they enhance a child's play? The theory of loose parts was...
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Tabletop Loose Parts - Creative Activity For Kids - No Time For Flash Cards

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If you aren’t familiar with the idea of loose parts it’s the idea that giving kids groups of loose parts ( branches, logs, rocks etc..) they can create their outdoor play space instead of being limited by the playground designer’s imagination . I absolutely adore this and at our church playground that doubles as a …
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let the children play: loose parts = imagination + creativity

let the children play: loose parts = imagination + creativity | SMART TINKER: Creating with Loose Parts | Scoop.it

Often, children would rather play with cheaply available materials that they can use and adapt as they please, rather than expensive pieces of play equipment.


Via Jennifer Dodge - CCRC executive director, Teresa Spiers
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