Preschool through IB Middle School

Let's Make Faces

Helen Peterson, Preschool Teacher
Through guided discovery, we introduced the children to ‘Loose Parts’ this week and as a stimulus used the book ‘Let’s Make Faces’. What are loose parts and why do we use loose parts with young children? Loose parts are materials that can be moved, combined, lined up, redesigned, taken apart and put back together again in multiple ways. They are materials with no specific set directions enabling the children to use their imagination and creativity through open ended learning. I have included some photos of the ‘Loose Parts’ faces that the children made this week. 
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