Frame used as a platform for loose parts play and creations

collecting natural parts, putting them within a frame and letting the kids play with them in any fashion they please!

“Loose Parts” are materials that children can manipulate, move about, modify and have power over while in PLAY.

Inquiry based learning is a personal and professional passion of mine. On this page, I will explore the term 'inquiry based learning', talk about the educational rewards associated with this type of.

Circles, spots and polka dots study -Loose parts play at Growing Inch by Inch ≈≈

Circles, spots and polka dots study -Loose parts play at Growing Inch by Inch ≈≈

I like to use a Magic Three formula when we need an injection of ‘new’. Simply pick three items from this list and set them out as an invitation to play. Remember you don’t need to think the three materials match or work well together. The idea is to offer something different, perhaps unusual, to spark the children’s thinking.

Free play with loose parts :: what, why, how

Loose parts play

have divided into fractions with the natural materials to invite play with proportions & fractions

Organizing Loose Parts - storage between our Nature Area and our Building Area.

Organizing Loose Parts - storage between our Nature Area and our Building Area. (Could use a cube shelving unit on its back)

Learn with Play at Home: Using Loose Parts for Play. Learning Naturally

Using Loose Parts for Play. Learning Naturally

small world play scene using natural materials from an everyday story The Theory of Loose Parts

The Theory of Loose Parts: Simple materials to enhance play

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