Thursday, September 8, 2011

it's playtime: building and taking things apart

Are you enjoying discovering a host of new playful learning ideas and playful learning blogs on  It's Playtime  each week as much as I am?

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Playful Picks

I am a huge fan of loose parts or loose materials in a children's outdoor play space.

The open ended nature of these materials provide endless possibilities for creative and imaginative play and encourage children to explore, experiment, work together and create their own spaces for play.

Just take a look at what this group of preschoolers from Beansprouts Preschool do with planks of wood:

And while the children at Beansprouts Preschool were busy building, the children at Child Central Station were busy taking things apart:

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Hop on over to my partners in play Messy Kids, The Imagination Tree , hands on: as we grow and QuirkyMomma to see what posts they have chosen to feature this week.

Have your children been creating with loose materials lately?
Or taking things apart?

I'd love you to share your experiences with us:

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