Round and around and around they go...when they will stop, nobody knows:
Child built structures truly do provide more play value than just using a structure that adults have built, or that we teachers have set out for them. And every day the children can choose to either add-on to yesterday’s structure, or tear it down and start over.
An obstacle course one day - a car ramp the next. These materials are used and re-used in an endless variety of play experiences.
If you'd like more about loose parts play:
- Pirates love loose parts
- Loose parts = hours of self directed play
- Celebrating loose parts in the preschool playground