Loose Parts

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place to mix and smash plants and water, needs only a few bowls and a stick, but is a great place to learn about how things change and sense of capability. medicine making - Stomping in the Mud Nature Activities, Sensory Activities, Sensory Diet, Sensory Play, Summer Activities, Play Based Learning, Early Learning, Outdoor Play Spaces, Outdoor Classroom

Stomping in the Mud

A place to mix and smash plants and water, needs only a few bowls and a stick, but is a great place to learn about how things change and sense of capability. medicine making - Stomping in the Mud

Mud kitchen (also known as an outdoor kitchen or mud pie kitchen) is one of the best resources in DIY projects for kids to play outside as kids playhouse. Diy Mud Kitchen, Mud Kitchen For Kids, Kitchen Ideas, Kitchen Inspiration, Kitchen Storage, Kitchen Display, Teacher Inspiration, Kitchen Sink, Reggio Emilia

Make a Mud Kitchen - It's a must!

If you haven't got a mud kitchen already, then you need to make one! I know that for some of you in schools the summer holidays have already started and...

frame - Our Loose Parts Exploration Area is always a popular space in our classroom! Today, this student enjoyed designing and creating a "love snowflake that helps spread love when it lands on people! Play Based Learning, Learning Centers, Early Learning, Learning Through Play, Reggio Emilia Classroom, Emergent Curriculum, Inspired Learning, Classroom Inspiration, Creative Play

Jocelyn Schmidt on Instagram: “Our Loose Parts Exploration Area is always a popular space in our classroom! Today, this student enjoyed designing and creating a "love…”

62 Likes, 6 Comments - Jocelyn Schmidt (@ourkindergartenjourney) on Instagram: “Our Loose Parts Exploration Area is always a popular space in our classroom! Today, this student…”

Pre-school Play: Heuristic Play Something I never knew the name for, but I think. Pre-school Play: Heuristic Play Something I never knew the name for, but I think is so important an Reggio Emilia, Toddler Play, Baby Play, Play Based Learning, Early Learning, School Play, Pre School, Infant Activities, Activities For Kids

Heuristic Play

I got the heuristic play equipment out for the children this week. I plan to get this out for the children on a regular basis. Well actual...

Setting up some loose parts play in the beautiful sunshine today ☀ Play Based Learning, Learning Through Play, Early Learning, Reggio Emilia, Childcare Rooms, Childcare Environments, Learning Environments, Montessori, Natural Play Spaces

Tracey on Instagram: “Setting up some loose parts play in the beautiful sunshine today ☀️ #childcare #childhood#earlyeducation #earlyyears #earlychildhood…”

213 Likes, 12 Comments - Tracey (@places_spaces_wonder_delight) on Instagram: “Setting up some loose parts play in the beautiful sunshine today ☀️ #childcare…”

Learning Through Play: Construction/Creative Play. Children develop fine motor, manipulative and problem solving skills through construction using a range of different media’s and objects. Relates greatly to Reggio Emilia philosophies. Reggio Emilia Classroom, Reggio Inspired Classrooms, Preschool Classroom, Preschool Activities, Teaching Kindergarten, Calm Classroom, Preschool Block Area, Reggio Emilia Preschool, Teaching Art

Loose Parts: Construction (LP Master Checklist PDF)

This week I was reviewing The Art of Loose Parts Master Workshop and had to share some of the amazing loose parts. Most of these can be had for a very economical price or free! The best loose parts or repurposed materials. Construction sites and companies, ReStore (Habitat for Humanity), junk stores, asking the families are some of the best sources. Look at all of the rich and varied loose parts on this shelf! Cardboard tubes, carpet squares, pvp piping, tiles, wood cookies, empty wood…

 I hope everyone had a wonderful break! A CALL TO KINDERGARTEN PARENTS If anyone would like to be on the mural mosaic parent commitee please email me directly. Responsibilities would be to meet with me directly and help. Classroom Activities, Preschool Activities, Art For Kids, Crafts For Kids, Ephemeral Art, Reggio Classroom, In Natura, Inspired Learning, Classroom Environment

From the Atelier: Understanding project work

Welcome back! I hope everyone had a wonderful break! A CALL TO KINDERGARTEN PARENTS If anyone would like to be on the mural mosaic parent commitee please email me directly. Responsibilities would be to meet with me directly and help...

Open-Ended Materials The open-ended materials are located in the Block Center, but children are allowed to use them in any area of the room, for any creative use. What's in the Block Center River Rocks, Reggio Classroom, Preschool Classroom, Preschool Activities, Drama Activities, Preschool Learning, Play Based Learning, Learning Through Play, Learning Centers, Activity Centers

Make Block Play More Open-Ended with These Ideas - Karen's PreK Page

Tweet Karen Cox, teacher and creator of prekinders.com shares ideas for enhancing the all-important Block Play Center in any classroom! (Click on images for enlarged view.) River Rocks, Leaves, Flowers Children find many creative uses for the rocks, leaves, and flowers. They sometimes use them