Loose Parts: Children as Creators rather than Consumers
By: Diane Kashin, Ed.D, RECE. Have you ever heard something that you felt was so profound that years and years later, you remember what it was and where you were? It was twelve years ago, when I fi…
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How to Play with Grapat Mandalas Loose Parts
We see a lot of questions about the Grapat Mandala pieces and Loose Parts Play. When can kids start playing with them? What sets should I get first? How many do they need? How do kids play with them? Photo via @jesspartyof4 When can kids start playing with them? First things first - Safety! - the Grapat Mandala kits ar
FREE Loose Parts Guide
Learn how to get started with Loose Parts for ALL ages! This FREE guide is filled with inspiration, inventory lists of all categories, tools to educate parents and a source of support for you in your continued learning. If you have been hesitant to bring these amazing materials into your learning environments or home, this will give you all the information you need to get going. Enjoy!
How to get started with Loose Parts
Need ideas of what to collect? Find detailed inventory lists of all 8 categories to get your creativity juices flowing. Not sure how to communicate there amazing benefits to parents? Need help with common questions..such as how do I get started with planning and loose parts? Or what happens if they don't want to play with them? Inside this FREE guide find all of that and more!
How loose parts benefit children's development through play
Learn all about the connections between loose parts and the 16 different types of play! Who knew there were that many....
5 Invitations to Play with the same 10 Loose Parts
Learn how to create simple and easy invitations to play for your whole learning environment with the same 10 loose parts. Make your planning easy!
Nature Inspires Play
At the end of June a fellow teacher showed me a book called Inspiring Spaces for Young Children. I found the photos of the environments so inspiring that I created a new play space. The new play area provides material from nature to explore, discover and create. It took the children about a week being back at school, exploring other areas of the rooms before they settled into this one. It has been a pleasure watching the children use this area in very different ways.
One Hundred Percent Of Success
Eighty percent of success is showing up. ~Woody Allen I spent a lot of my early adult years afraid that the other adults, especially older adults with authority, would discover I had no idea what I was doing. Now that I'm one of those older adults I know that the younger ones don't know what they're doing, but of course, neither do I. I wish someone had told me about this. I wouldn't have wasted so much time trying to get it right. I wouldn't have wasted so much energy trying to hide my…
Magnetic Building "Blocks"
Contrive MO for the action mand, "build" by building with homemade magnetic blocks. Visit www.mcginnisdeanpress.com for more manding ideas