The children have been having lots of fun with “loose parts play”.
Loose parts play allows the children to manipulate their environment using a variety of materials. They are able to invent, construct and modify their surroundings. This kind of play also allows for collaboration, sharing of thinking, communication, problem solving and decision making.
We are just starting to build up our ‘loose parts’ but the children have played with them extensively, never the same way twice! We have had everything from forts to trains to assault course and to boats. We hope to build up our stock of parts over the coming session.