Pre-Primary to Year 4 students
Loose parts play is a type of play that supports invention, creative thinking, problem-solving and offers a sense of wonder to children. They are materials that can be moved, carried, combined, redesigned, lined up, and taken apart and put back together in multiple ways.
Loose parts create endless possibilities and invite creativity. For example, if a child picks up a rock and starts to play, most likely that rock can become anything the child wants it to be. Imagination, creativity, curiosity, desire, and need are the motivation of loose parts.
The potential benefits for children:
- spark curiosity, creativity, exploration and imagination.
- help children experiment with negotiation, collaboration, relationship building and leadership; and
- help children take risks, cultivate independence and confidence, and develop their planning and problem-solving skills.
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