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”
The Reggio Emilia philosophy guides children’s learning by responding to their interests, this leads to valuable project work. Here are some project ideas that have developed through the children’s interests in our Early Years group.
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!”
We read the book ‘Stick Man’ by Julia Donaldson. In the story, Stick Man lives in the ‘Family tree’ with his family. One day while out for a walk Stick Man discovers that people and animals in the community do not realize he is a ‘Stick Man’ thinking instead that he is a regular stick.Continue reading “Project Ideas: Stick Man”