Have you been wanting to get started with loose parts or been using them for a while now and saying these questions…
“Why are all I see are small parts? I can’t use those.”
“All I see are examples of loose parts play for preschoolers! What about infants & toddlers?”
“Is this even considered a loose part?”
Guess what...I have said all of that too.
There are many misconceptions about loose parts and usually related to those questions that are swirling around in your thoughts.
This can hold us back from even getting started or hinder the children’s and your own growth with using the amazing materials.
When I actually read The Theory of Loose Parts by Simon Nicholson, I gained a clear understanding of the concept behind it helped me to move forward and get over my fears.
More importantly...to get out of the way and let the children do what they do!
Over on the blog you’ll find the latest video, The Theory of Loose Parts Play & Misconceptions.
Theory…😩...I know.. It’s the last thing you probably want to hear about.
But my secret sauce is being able to take that boring theory and apply it to your practice in ways that are captivating and actually help you!
After you watch the video you’ll be confident in knowing what loose parts actually are and 3 of the common misconceptions about loose parts play and how they are hindering you from starting to use these magical materials or slowing your growth as an educator.
Make sure to grab your FREE Loose Parts Guide that is loaded with ideas, inventory lists, and resources to support you in conveying the learning that is happening while children play!
I am an Early Childhood Consultant and very passionate about supporting and inspiring my fellow Educators. I will share my reflections and experiences about implementing my philosophy, views, and ideas into my practice.