Duration: 2 hours
Accreditation Standards: 1 and 2
What are Loose Parts? In an early learning setting, loose parts are materials that can be moved, carried, combined, redesigned, lined up, and taken apart and put back together in multiple ways. They are materials with no specific set of directions that can be used alone or combined with other materials. Loose parts can be natural or synthetic.
There are many reasons why play spaces should include a multitude of loose parts. This interactive workshop will explore those reasons and identify the educators role. Facilitators will additionally, identify strategies to manage loose parts in the early learning classroom and introduce participants to real hands on material that they can adapted and manipulate in many ways.