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Ideas for contraction play- with tubes and cd discs-  Interaction Imagination blog ≈≈

Construction

this is going to be a post of little words - but many images... ideas for contruction - up, out and with many materials - and I have by no means come close to exhausting the possibilities and material choices with paper - to make bridges, curls - whatever you can imagine and test... with curlers with play-dugh and ice-cream spoons curlers again play-dough and bit of plastic (from packages that are delivered - the band that goes round) with tubes and old discs with magnets in lines and lines…

Ideas for contraction play- with tubes and cd discs- Interaction Imagination blog ≈≈

Construction

this is going to be a post of little words - but many images... ideas for contruction - up, out and with many materials - and I have by no means come close to exhausting the possibilities and material choices with paper - to make bridges, curls - whatever you can imagine and test... with curlers with play-dugh and ice-cream spoons curlers again play-dough and bit of plastic (from packages that are delivered - the band that goes round) with tubes and old discs with magnets in lines and lines…

Another great example of utilizing natural and recycled materials in the block center and for loose parts. Stumps are great for building and helps children make connections to nature. #bringingtheoutdoorsinlooseparts

Another great example of utilizing natural and recycled materials in the block center and for loose parts. Stumps are great for building and helps children make connections to nature. #bringingtheoutdoorsinlooseparts

Loose parts play at the tinkering tables. My Early Years Learning Areas, Danielle Heron.

Loose parts play at the tinkering tables. My Early Years Learning Areas, Danielle Heron.

Transient art with metal, silver & grey loose parts - from Rachel (",)

Dragons and Castles! - Stimulating Learning

Early Years activities linked with dragons and castles.

Frames and Loose parts - love it!

Provocation allows children to translate their thinking…

Materials are set up for the children begging a response. Will the materials beckon the children to use them? A.M. explains that this is a different kind of snake that is eating poison cherries a…

Creating faces with loose parts - from Rachel (",)

Faces & Me - Stimulating Learning

Activities for the Early Years classroom, linked with faces, me and ourselves - from Stimulating Learning with Rachel (",)

This week I was reviewing The Art of Loose Parts Master Workshop and had to share some of the amazing loose parts. Get all the details on my blog @ www,fairydustteaching.com!

Loose Parts: Construction (LP Master Checklist PDF)

This week I was reviewing The Art of Loose Parts Master Workshop and had to share some of the amazing loose parts. Get all the details on my blog @ www,fairydustteaching.com!

F is for Fireworks Tuff Spot firework loose parts play

Fireworks Tuff Tray | Clare's Little Tots

Fireworks tuff tray with loose parts play for imaginative and sensory play.

Loose parts come in all different shapes, sizes and colors. They stimulate the imagination and develop fine motor skills in kids of all ages. Set up invitations to play and see the true beauty of childhood innocence come forth while kids explore their prompts.

Loose Parts Play: 32 Invitations

Loose parts come in all different shapes, sizes and colors. They stimulate the imagination and develop fine motor skills in kids of all ages. Set up invitations to play and see the true beauty of childhood innocence come forth while kids explore their prompts.

pine cone open-ended play. I have actually done this with my girls...it kept them entertained for hours! SLR

Discovery Box 11: Pine Cones - The Imagination Tree

A lovely blog reader, Gill, sent me a huge box of pine cones that she had collected from her garden in the hope that I would come up with something to do with them! I was thrilled as the girls have only got one measly pine cone in their treasure basket and I knew they...Read More »

pine cone open-ended play. I have actually done this with my girls...it kept them entertained for hours! SLR

Discovery Box 11: Pine Cones - The Imagination Tree

A lovely blog reader, Gill, sent me a huge box of pine cones that she had collected from her garden in the hope that I would come up with something to do with them! I was thrilled as the girls have only got one measly pine cone in their treasure basket and I knew they...Read More »

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Media Tweets by Alistair Bryce-Clegg (@ABCDoes) on Twitter

The latest media Tweets from Alistair Bryce-Clegg (@ABCDoes). Early Years consultant, author, doctoral researcher and owner of ABC Does...Ltd. I have a huge passion for engaging and exciting learning

Full Table Line-Designs - from Rachel (",)

Superheroes, Princesses & Monsters Mish-Mash - Stimulating Learning

A 'mish-mash' of ideas for the Early Years classroom from Rachel (",)

Loose parts for toddlers. Teacher must be present with toddlers if using smaller marbles/precious stones

Loose parts for toddlers. Teacher must be present with toddlers if using smaller marbles/precious stones

How to make tinker trays for kids for open ended process art - Reggio Inspired

Make Tinker Trays - Meri Cherry

How to make tinker trays for kids for open ended process art - Reggio Inspired