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Loose parts set up by my amazing TA Luisa ❤️

Loose parts set up by my amazing TA Luisa ❤️

Grab our free printable pattern pages, grab some loose parts ad work on fine motor skills, patterning, creativity and more!
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Loose Parts and Pattern Pages

"Grab our free printable pattern pages, grab some loose parts ad work on fine motor skills, patterning, creativity and more!

Mirror Play Exploring Reflections and Loose Parts I have seen a few wonderful posts using mirrors to encourage engaging play and exploration in children this fall, so I thought this might be something for us to try. Sensory play is so important to development and by adding different textures, ...
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Preschool Discovery Table: Mirror Play

Mirror Play Exploring Reflections and Loose Parts I have seen a few wonderful posts using mirrors to encourage engaging play and exploration in children this fall, so I thought this might be something for us to try. Sensory play is so important to development and by adding different textures, colors and objects, you can really encourage a very hands on experience at play time. Reflections are so neat to play with too and are so visually appealing to children! My son has always enjoyed using…

Clothespins and popsicle engineering
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Clothespins and popsicle engineering

Mirror and loose parts play
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Mirror and loose parts play

Storytelling with Loose Parts! This is really where magic happens! Today, I want to share a few provocations with Loose Parts for the story: Three Billy Goats Gruff. #LooseParts #ReggioInspired #Storytelling
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Storytelling with Loose Parts: 3 Inspiring Provocations

Storytelling with Loose Parts is where magic happens! Today, I want to share a few provocations with Loose Parts for the story: Three Billy Goats Gruff.

Loose Parts: Who is doing the thinking. . . .the children or the toy? l Fairy Dust Teaching
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Loose Parts: Who is doing the thinking. . . .the children or the toy?

It is interesting to consider how the materials we provide children call forth thinking. For example, in the photo above - is the child called to think beyond the farm’s predetermined form? The plastic farm offers a child the idea of “farm.” It does not give room for the child to create their own theories of what a horse or cow may need. It has a very specific function with a very clear point of view. The thinking has been done for the child. I like to call these kinds of materials “closed…

Tracing letters with loose parts is a great way for preschool and kindergarten students to learn the alphabet. It's a fun literacy provocation! Plus, it includes free printable letters!
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Tracing Letters with Loose Parts

Tracing letters with loose parts is a great way for preschool and kindergarten students to learn the alphabet. It's a fun literacy provocation! Plus, it includes free printable letters!

What Are Loose Parts - Bring Back Children’s Play More
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Let Kids Be Kids: Using Adventure and Nature to Bring Back Children’s Play

What Are Loose Parts - Bring Back Children’s Play More

Loose Parts: Let's Play With Fabrics
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Loose Parts: Let's Play With Fabrics

Fabric Based Loose Parts add an artistic dynamic to explorations and creations with children: fort building in construction, to weaving, to dress up, and more!