Loose parts are materials that can be moved, carried, combined, redesigned, lined up, and taken apart and put back together in multiple ways e.g. wooden building blocks, lego, mobilo, gum nuts and other natural materials.
The children and educators at Buttercups Childcare & Kindy approach experiences with loose parts with enthusiasm and a sense of wonder as loose parts play is a type of play that supports invention, divergent thinking, problem solving, offers a sense of wonder to children and also encourages small group learning!
If you have a collection of “loose parts” at home that are safe to use for our children e.g. pine cones, bottle tops, corks please bring them in for our children to engage with!