I know, you are probably thinking:
"Here she goes again, banging on about the value of loose parts play."
I can't help it.
I've never worked in a preschool before where the kids have access to so many loose materials along with all the freedom and time they need to create with them.
It makes my teacher's heart sing to see how engaged the kids are each day, adding to what they created the day before or tearing it all down and starting again.
Check out what the kids can create in an afternoon using wood, sticks, plastic pots, rocks, paving bricks, rope, mesh and tree cookies:
Materials are selected and loaded into their wheelbarrows. Kind of like a drive through building yard, don't you think?
And then its time to build.
All in a day's work.
Nov, here are some of those other posts where I bang on about loose parts: