Children’s use of loose parts is influenced by what materials are available, where they are placed in the environment and the discussions that occur among children and adults. The observations that teachers make and how they scaffold the types of loose parts available influence if and how children move their thinking and discoveries to higher levels of learning.
Watch the video of children using loose parts. What are the key messages for early learning teachers? What types of play do you see the children engaging in? How does the play that you observe support children’s social, emotional, cognitive and physical development? What key messages do the teachers exhibit?
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