What Are Loose Parts - Bring Back Children’s Play

Let Kids Be Kids: Using Adventure and Nature to Bring Back Children’s Play

By: Diane Kashin, Ed.D, RECE.& love loose parts. I love playing with loose parts and sharing loose parts with other educators. My hope is when adults mess about with loose parts that there will be&

let the children play: Simple Play Space Transformations: #4 Sound Makers

Outdoor classroom - let the children play: Simple Play Space Transformations: Sound Makers

Sidewalk Chalk Games & Activities for kids. Fun outdoor play spring, summer and fall

Fun brain break idea to get kiddos moving! Sidewalk Chalk Games & Activities for kids. Fun outdoor play spring, summer and fall

A classic experiment for toddlers - does it float or sink?

Water Play Experiment: Does it Float or Sink

Activity for toddlers - does it float or sink? Speak Spanish with your kids as you do this activity! You can find vocab for sink/float and other water games in English and Spanish at spanishplayground.

Why play is important. Information sheet for parents.                                                                                                                                                                                 More

This article states information that explains why play is important in early learning. Allowing kids to learning develop in there own way.

Another option is a trickle stream, which is basically a dry creek bed with a pump that recycles the water through the course:

A trickle stream - it has a pump to recirculate the water to the top. For the lower side of the garden where water collects

Love To Teach | Fine and Gross Motor Skills Checklist | Teacher, Student, and Parent Resources

This checklist is organized by fine and gross motor skills. It begins with simple tasks and progresses to more complex skills. For children ages.

let the children play: outdoor play: when benefits outweigh the risks/ letting children play and take risks

Outdoor Play: When Benefits Outweigh the Risks - - These three intrepid 3 year old master builders solved the problem of how to make a tower of milk crates tall enough to reach the sandpit shade cloth by cleverly creating a system of steps:

Make math playful and fun for kids with mirror books. Great way to let children explore math concepts like symmetry, patterns, and more.

Playful Math with Mirror Books

teach multiplying using hinged mirror - add small number of objects then change angle of mirror to create multiples

let the children play: set the stage for imaginative play outdoors

let the children play: imaginative play in a tyre. Great idea for natural small world play, will go great next to my new fairy garden!

Did you know that studies indicate that children actually prefer to play with stones, bricks, stumps, sand and other natural materials, rather than with carefully designed (by adults) playground equipment?

Loose Parts play: Did you know that studies indicate that children actually prefer to play with stones, bricks, stumps, sand and other natural materials, rather than with carefully designed (by adults) playground equipment?

let the children play: love the hula hoops hanging from the large tree...spatial awareness

let the children play: it's playtime - obstacle courses with hoops hanging from tree

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