Loose parts play

What are loose parts?Loose parts are open ended materials that children are able to move around, change and manipulate. They include recycled materials, found objects and nature materials. Outdoors, there are many loose parts available such as rocks, leaves, acorns, pinecones, seeds and sticks. How will children use loose parts?Children can create, design and tellContinue reading “Loose parts play”

Project Ideas: It’s not a Stick!

We responded to the children’s interest in stick play by reading the book ‘It’s not a stick’ by Antoinette Portis. The character in the book is reminded to ‘Be careful with that stick’. The drawings illustrate that in the character’s imagination, the stick is ‘not a stick’ it is a fishing rod, a baton, aContinue reading “Project Ideas: It’s not a Stick!”