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Loose parts play at the tinkering tables. My Early Years Learning Areas, Danielle Heron.
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Loose parts play at the tinkering tables. My Early Years Learning Areas, Danielle Heron.

Working on our Loose Parts shelf today. #childcare #childhood #earlychildhood #earlyeducation #earlyyears
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Our tuff tray as a dinosaur and train world filled with loose parts and beautiful sensory items. Great for preschoolers to build imagination and language skills.

Dinosaur and Train Small World Play

Our tuff tray as a dinosaur and train world filled with loose parts and beautiful sensory items. Great for preschoolers to build imagination and language skills.

Construction play area, however I feel it not only a construction area but also having litle bit dramatic play. Children use their imagination to creat, also, there are lot of road signs, which make children to identify and understand each sigh means.
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Construction play area, however I feel it not only a construction area but also having litle bit dramatic play. Children use their imagination to creat, also, there are lot of road signs, which make children to identify and understand each sigh means.

Loose parts play by Little Miss Early Years

Loose parts play by Little Miss Early Years

Loose parts were first proposed in the 1970s by Simon Nicholson who believed in their ability to empower creativity! As we enter the present day loose parts are taking the early years by storm as their abundance of uses allow children to learn in their own unique ways. So, what are loose parts? How can we use them in continuous provision and how do they link with the learning and development of young children?

Adding holiday inspired loose parts to the construction area can lead to so much exploration.
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Christmas Last Year - Stimulating Learning

Christmas activities we enjoyed during the festive period last year, in our Early Years Classroom - from Stimulating Learning with Rachel

Loose Parts Sensory Play - Fantastic Fun & Learning
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Loose Parts Sensory Play - Fantastic Fun & Learning

Loose Parts Sensory Play - Fantastic Fun & Learning

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16 Ways Loose Parts Can Ignite Curiosity

Click here to see some inspiring invitations and provocations with loose parts that demonstrate the academic value of loose parts.

Exploring Colors with loose parts and playdough!

Green: Creating with Loose Parts & Playdough

With St. Patrick's Day and spring approaching, we explore the colour green using Laura Vaccaro Seegar's book Green. We are giving away a copy of the book on Instagram if you are interested! Materi...

Sparkly dough & loose parts - from Rachel (",)

A Frozen Takeover - Stimulating Learning

Early Years ideas linked to the Disney film 'Frozen'.

Loose Parts can ignite curiosity and move children to create something beautiful!

Seeing Dots - Stimulating Learning

Activities around dots and circles, enjoyed to celebrate International Dot Day in the Early Years classroom - from Rachel

Our hair salon dramatic play is ready for business 😝🧖🏼‍♀️💇🏻‍♀️💇🏻‍♂️ #walkerlearning #walkerlearningapproach #playbasedlearning #playbased #play #investigations #kathywalker #ece #teachersfollowteachers #teachersofinstagram #dramaticplay #roleplay #perthteacher
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Our hair salon dramatic play is ready for business 😝🧖🏼‍♀️💇🏻‍♀️💇🏻‍♂️ #walkerlearning #walkerlearningapproach #playbasedlearning #playbased #play #investigations #kathywalker #ece #teachersfollowteachers #teachersofinstagram #dramaticplay #roleplay #perthteacher

Loose Parts Play - Early Years Training & Consultancy
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Loose Parts Play - Early Years Training & Consultancy

Loose Parts Play has become extremely popular and rightly so, considering it’s great benefits! However what I really love most about this play is that it is easy and affordable to implement! I have gathered photos of examples of loose parts play and how you can use recycled items as well as items from nature. […]

The Theory of Loose Parts - Pears and Chocolate Sauce
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The Theory of Loose Parts - Pears and Chocolate Sauce

Loose parts are a valuable addition to all kinds of play. But what are they, what do they offer you and how can you use them? Find out more here!

For some new provocations in our block center we added cardboard boxes of various sizes. We cut holes in the boxes on all sides at different heights. Then we provided wrapping paper tubes, cove molding and large marbles.
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Construction area from Rachel (",)

My Environment - Stimulating Learning

My Environment - Early Years Classroom from Rachel (",)