The Importance of Loose Parts Play + Giveaway
For those who value play and advocate inspiring creativity within children loose parts provides endless opportunities to continuously stimulate their curiosity. What are loose parts? In early childhood they are objects or materials that children can move, manipulate, change and control while they play.
There is great importance of loose parts play in the early years. Since loose parts are dynamic in nature, it brings about authenticity of formulating ideas. Whether you provide loose parts to place on a mirror, light table, butcher paper, cardboard, dramatic play areas, sensory bins, play-dough, mud kitchens, or small world play, they are adaptable to so many aspects of learning through play.
The more variables an object offers the more possibilities and creativity the object will have. As they play they enter an environment of “what if” that promotes problem solving and theoretical reasoning. This is the foundation we want to establish early on in children: to have a higher level of learning and understanding of how things work while honoring their ability to think imaginatively. Loose parts play really breaks away from stereotypical thinking and empowers children to explore in powerful ways.
Safety Notes: Anytime a child, no matter the age, is provided with or near any choking hazard supervision is of the utmost priority. Anytime boundaries need to be established to ensure safety before inviting a child to play is a great opportunity to guide a child to interact with objects and materials in a safe manner. Therefore having discussions or modeling before they engage in loose parts play is ideal. If it is not within your threshold of comfort to provide your child or children in your care with loose parts that is completely understandable.
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