“When I think about loose parts and the personal/emotional aspects of SEL I think about:
– agency (I can come up with my own ideas and make them happen)
– creativity (I can make)
Something new and interesting!)
– problem solving (this isn’t what I thought would happen / This didn’t work…)
– flexible thinking (that didn’t work out / this material gives me a new idea / etc)”
It was great to be at the Natural Start Alliance 2022 Conference! I presented on Loose Parts Nature Play Kits with Social Emotional Connections. Find the handout below. Podcast episode coming soon!