We have many ways of helping educators incorporate loose parts play into playgrounds and/or classrooms.
AN INTRO TO LOOSE PARTS PLAY
Suitable for: educators, teachers and P&C representatives
Duration: 2 hours
We’ll explore loose parts play for today’s children. Offering items that have no prescribed purpose supports invention, divergent thinking, problem solving, team work and activates children’s imagination.
In this introduction, we’ll discuss the theory and provide some practical tips on:
- the benefits of loose parts play
- how to introduce loose parts to the playground
- who sets up and packs away equipment
- sourcing and storage
- safety rules.
GIANT LOOSE PARTS PLAY SESSION
Suitable for: early learning through to primary age children
Venue: your place
This workshop is fantastic way to give the children a chance to explore ‘loose parts play’.
Our giant kit of loose parts are reuse materials that can be moved around, put together, taken apart and rebuilt. Loose Parts Play sessions promote social, active play, stimulate the imagination and inspire innovation, creativity and collaboration.
We can provide your students with an open-ended Loose Parts Play session or present them with a group construction challenge such as building a bridge, transporting an endangered animal or any other scenario that supports your learning goals.
It works with every age group and will keep them engaged for hours. This workshop is also an opportunity to test run how loose parts play might work in your environment.
Requirements: Ideally a clear flat space is required. Our van needs to be parked very close to this space. Alternatively your staff can assist with unpacking and loading.
Suitable for: early learning through to primary age children (and their educators or teachers)
Venue: your place
This half day session at your school or centre includes:
- Delivery and unpacking of a curated starter kit of loose play materials.
- Demonstrations for the school leaders on safe lifting, storing and setting up.
- Class demonstration sessions.
- Post-play review with staff and implementation discussion.
This program can be tailored to include parents and the community, or a consultation on other areas, eg. playground construction, sustainability curriculum.
Select your own loose parts play items seven days a week from our Marrickville warehouse which is filled with unique reuse resources you won’t find anywhere else.
Or shop online and we can mail or deliver.