Stones, sticks, rocks, acorns, sand and toilet plungers. What do all of these have in common? They are all known as Loose Parts, found objects and materials that children can move, manipulate, control and change while they play. The possibilities for Loose Parts are endless as they are non-prescriptive and can become whatever the child can imagine. Loose parts play promotes problem solving, cooperation, collaboration and supports creativity and innovation, all highly valued skills. The Children at Play Network will host Loose Parts and Non-Prescriptive Materials from 6-8 p.m. on Thursday, May 31 at Bernheim as the third workshop of its Nature Play Institutes. This workshop is for educators, parents and advocates interested in promoting the outdoor play movement throughout the region. The two-hour workshop is state-approved for continuing education for early childhood educators through the ECE-TRIS system. Each workshop is $20. Registration must be made in advance by calling 502-955-8512.
Loose Parts and Non-Prescriptive Materials
Thursday, May 31 Location: Sassafras Room – Bernheim Visitor Center
Time: 6:00-8:00 p.m.