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Location: Brattleboro

Training Type: In Person

Total Hours: 2

Cost: $ 25.00

Scholarship: No

Contact Information:

Melissa Mroz-Gaskill

Enriching Children’s Play with Loose Parts Sylvia Kennedy-Godin

Special Topics:
Sponsor: Windham Early Childhood Educators Co-op
Instructor: Nancy Witherill

‘Loose Parts’ are materials with great play potential! They can be used, manipulated and combined in creative and unique ways by children during free, exploratory play. The theory of Loose Parts hypothesizes that children’s play is deeper, richer, and more complex when their environment has a multitude of loose parts to explore and use in imaginative ways. We will see how indoor and outdoor play environments can incorporate loose parts, and we’ll play with loose parts and discover how much fun they can be! Participants will: 1) describe the benefits of loose parts in expanding and enriching children's play; 2) design indoor and outdoor play environments that incorporate loose parts and will be able to choose appropriate loose parts for their environments.

Core Knowledge Area
  • Curriculum & Learning Environments
  • Infant/Toddler
  • Preschool/PreK
Session Dates
Session Times
November 3, 2018
12:45 pm - 2:45 pm
Additional Information

The Making Connections Conference will be held on Saturday, November 3, 2018, in the Education Conference Room at the Brattleboro Retreat, 1 Anna Marsh Lane, Brattleboro VT 05301. A continental breakfast and lunch will be provided. Each participant will receive a children's book.