Using Loose Parts to Enhance Child Engagement and Creativity

When: 07/23/2016 9:00am-11:30am
Where: Ebenezer's Southside Child Care Center, 1496 S. 29th Street, Chiara Room
Presented by: Leslie Hundt & Dana Brumm

What are Loose Parts?
In a preschool, 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. Some examples of loose parts include, but are not limited to:

  • stones
  • fabric pieces
  • twigs
  • wood pieces
  • balls
  • shells
  • seedpods
  • clothespins
  • pieces of tile
  • pinecones
  • lids
  • any found object

Come find out how you can use these materials in your classroom to enhance creativity and child engagement.