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Math, Loose Parts, and Nature–Oh My!
What a great combination! Find slides of a presentation on the topic here. Math, Loose Parts Nature Play Blog Post Math, Loose Parts Nature Play Podcast Episode Gull, C., Bogunovich, J., Goldstein, S. L., & Rosengarten, T. (2019). Definitions of Loose Parts in Early Childhood Outdoor Classrooms: A Scoping Review. International Journal of Early Childhood EnvironmentalContinue reading “Math, Loose Parts, and Nature–Oh My!”
Embracing Risky Play: Making Adults Gasp!
Indiana Children and Nature Network Webinar Recordings Types of Risky Play—Sandseter What to Say Instead of Be Careful—Backwoods Mamma When You Want to Say Be Careful—Child & Nature Alliance of Canada Stick Play Podcast Episode Busting the Myth that We Have to Bubble Wrap Our Kids Adventures in Risky Play—Rusty Keeler Tree Climbing Toolkit What toContinue reading “Embracing Risky Play: Making Adults Gasp!”
Loose Parts Inspired Books
We LOVE loose parts inspired books! Here are a few of our book lists: Loose Parts Books Fort Building Rocks Nature Art Blocks Stick Play Tinkering Cardboard Loose Parts Professional Development Books Find my lists on Amazon as well!
Creativity, Playground Ideas, and Nudelkart!
Click for the Podcast Episode Join Dr. Carla Gull and Marcus Veerman to discuss loose parts and the Nudelkart on the Loose Parts Nature Play Podcast! Nudelkart Resources and Manuals Playgroundideas.org Theory of Loose Parts: How Not to Cheat Children
Loose Parts Nature Play Kits with a Social Emotional Twist
Sarae Pacetta: “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…) –Continue reading “Loose Parts Nature Play Kits with a Social Emotional Twist”
I’m at the Leadership Institute National Conference organized by Nature Explore and The Outdoor Classroom Project! I’m cohosting a deconstructive play session with Heather Fox from Nature Explore–lots of connected loose parts concepts and options. I’ll add pictures after our sessions! Let us know how you see deconstruction in your space. Resources: Loose Parts NatureContinue reading “Deconstructive Play”
Welcome to Loose Parts Nature Play!
Welcome! Glad to have you join us online. For a more dynamic experience, you might enjoy my Facebook group, Loose Parts Play, or my podcast, Loose Parts Nature Play. Obviously, I love loose parts and nature-based education, though I also do plenty with STEM as well. Check out my coauthored book, Loose Parts Learning inContinue reading “Welcome to Loose Parts Nature Play!”