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Here you'll find: articles about playing with loose parts * invitations to play and create * loose parts displays * crafts and activities using loose parts ... and much more!

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The Theory of Loose Parts: The Right to be Creative – Childcare Inquiry Based Learning, Early Learning, Toddler Activities, Learning Activities, Learning Stories, Free Activities, Teaching Ideas, Montessori, Block Play

The Theory of Loose Parts: The Right to be Creative

Are you familiar with the theory of loose parts? Maybe you’ve heard about loose parts play, read an article on line or have seen images on pinterest. Or maybe all you can think of right now is the number of loose parts scattered throughout your entire home after a day at home with the kids....Read More »

As an educator working in a Reggio-inspired school, loose parts come up in conversation at least once per day. I have attended training sessions on loose parts and their importance to the Reggio W… Play Based Learning, Project Based Learning, Learning Through Play, Early Learning, Reggio Emilia Classroom, Infant Lesson Plans, Family Day Care, Early Childhood Education, Early Education

Reggio, the Dollar Store, and Transformative Parts

As an educator working in a Reggio-inspired school, loose parts come up in conversation at least once per day. I have attended training sessions on loose parts and their importance to the Reggio Way on at least five different occasions. As a semi-compulsive teacher working in a student guided, play-based learning environment, I feel from…

Loose Parts: Who is doing the thinking.the children or the toy? The materials you choose for your classroom provocations and invitations for play are important! How do they inspire thinking and curiosity? Play Based Learning, Learning Through Play, Early Learning, Reggio Emilia Classroom, Reggio Inspired Classrooms, Preschool Curriculum, Preschool Activities, Emergent Curriculum, Nursery Activities

Loose Parts: Who is doing the thinking. . . .the children or the toy?

It is interesting to consider how the materials we provide children call forth thinking. For example, in the photo above - is the child called to think beyond the farm’s predetermined form? The plastic farm offers a child the idea of “farm.” It does not give room for the child to create their own theories of what a horse or cow may need. It has a very specific function with a very clear point of view. The thinking has been done for the child. I like to call these kinds of materials “closed…

Storytelling with Loose Parts is where magic happens! Today, I want to share a few provocations with Loose Parts for the story: Three Billy Goats Gruff. Storytelling with Loose Parts Preschool Literacy, Early Literacy, Kindergarten Activities, Science Activities, Activities For Kids, Literacy Centers, Play Based Learning, Early Learning, Fairy Dust Teaching

Storytelling with Loose Parts: 3 Inspiring Provocations

Storytelling with Loose Parts is where magic happens! Today, I want to share a few provocations with Loose Parts for the story: Three Billy Goats Gruff.

Construction play spaces promote many learning opportunities including, gross mo. - Early Childhood - Construction play spaces promote many learning opportunities including, gross motor skills, problem - Outdoor Learning Spaces, Outdoor Play Areas, Outdoor Games, Natural Playground, Outdoor Playground, Playground Ideas, Playground Design, Preschool Playground, Plastic Playground

Construction play spaces promote many learning opportunities including, gross motor skills, problem solving, team work and imagination!

I am a NYC teacher inspired by the the practice of the Reggio Emilia Approach. In I attended an educator’s conference in Reggio Emilia, Italy. Classroom Activities, Preschool Activities, Reggio Classroom, Motor Activities, Preschool Learning, Teaching, Classroom Ideas, Reggio Children, Play Based Learning

Reggio Children Inspired

I am a NYC teacher inspired by the the practice of the Reggio Emilia Approach. In 2005, I attended an educator’s conference in Reggio Emilia, Italy. Over the past years, my practice has changed and...

As an educator working in a Reggio-inspired school, loose parts come up in conversation at least once per day. I have attended training sessions on loose parts and their importance to the Reggio W… Play Based Learning, Project Based Learning, Learning Through Play, Early Learning, Reggio Emilia Classroom, Infant Lesson Plans, Family Day Care, Early Childhood Education, Early Education

Reggio, the Dollar Store, and Transformative Parts

As an educator working in a Reggio-inspired school, loose parts come up in conversation at least once per day. I have attended training sessions on loose parts and their importance to the Reggio Way on at least five different occasions. As a semi-compulsive teacher working in a student guided, play-based learning environment, I feel from…

**How to Introduce Loose Parts With Infants and Toddlers from Fairy Dust Teaching Reggio Emilia Classroom, Reggio Inspired Classrooms, Montessori Classroom, Montessori Activities, Educational Activities, Infant Toddler Classroom, Toddler Play, Toddler Teacher, Baby Play

How to Introduce Loose Parts With Infants and Toddlers

Let’s face it, infants and toddlers are experts at tinkering. What better materials to tinker with than loose parts? Click here to read how to introduce loose parts to infants and children.

How to make tinker/loose parts trays for kids for open ended process art - Reggio Inspired Play Based Learning, Early Learning, Early Math, Early Literacy, Reggio Emilia Approach, Reggio Classroom, Classroom Ideas, Inspired Learning, Gymnasium

Make Tinker Trays - Meri Cherry

I started a new job last week. I am the new atelierista (art teacher) at a Reggio based preschool close to where I live and I just love love love it! Reggio is a play based approach that I learned about several years ago and immediately fell in love with. There are several key elements to […]

An Everyday Story: Project-based & Reggio-inspired Living and Learning Play Spaces, Learning Spaces, Learning Environments, Reggio Emilia, Play Based Learning, Early Learning, Woodworking Software, Woodworking Supplies, Woodworking Videos

Real Tools | Day 16 - 30 Days to Transform Your Play

Real Tools | Day 16 - 30 Days to Transform Your Play - today we are talking about real tools - using real tools and child-sized materials to play and learn.

atelier pour enfants: nos ateliers Projects For Kids, Crafts For Kids, Arts And Crafts, Craft Kids, Kids Printmaking, Recycling, Art Station, Creative Play, Teaching Materials

atelier pour enfants

Odile (graphiste) et Junko (plasticienne) se réunissent pour proposer aux enfants des ateliers de création et de découverte. Chaque séance est consacrée à une thématique particulière, se rapportant à l'univers de l'enfant. C'est aussi l'occasion de partager le plaisir de créer et de s'exprimer en famille. L'atelier se déroule à Paris.

Playing with Loose Parts at Home: an oversight Read how you can easily get started exploring loose parts at home in these 5 types of play: imaginative play, construction play, artistic play, outdoor play, and sensory play. Little Worlds Big Adventures Home Daycare, Daycare Forms, Types Of Play, Small World Play, Play Based Learning, Early Learning, Kids Learning, Sensory Play, Sensory Tubs

Playing with Loose Parts at Home: an oversight

Playing with loose parts at home doesn't have to be overwhelming or chaotic. Here's a couple of practical ideas to get you started today!

As an educator working in a Reggio-inspired school, loose parts come up in conversation at least once per day. I have attended training sessions on loose parts and their importance to the Reggio W… Play Based Learning, Project Based Learning, Learning Through Play, Early Learning, Reggio Emilia Classroom, Infant Lesson Plans, Family Day Care, Early Childhood Education, Early Education

Reggio, the Dollar Store, and Transformative Parts

As an educator working in a Reggio-inspired school, loose parts come up in conversation at least once per day. I have attended training sessions on loose parts and their importance to the Reggio Way on at least five different occasions. As a semi-compulsive teacher working in a student guided, play-based learning environment, I feel from…