Loving Loose Parts

Loose Parts Learning

Have you heard about loose parts learning? It is a key element of PIC's Emergent Curriculum approach.

From the Hummingbirds teachers:

Here at PIC, we love to utilize “loose parts” to encourage creative thinking and foster children’s imagination. When given loose parts, there really is no way to predict all the ways that children will play with them, it is truly open-ended learning. Each time children play with loose parts, we get a sneak peak into their world, and their thoughts and ideas. This loose parts invitation included: wooden circles, small metal circles, foam circles, ribbons and flat marbles.

Loose Parts Room

PIC has a well-stocked Loose Parts Room, interesting things to inspire the creativity and open-ended learning. Children practice counting while building with wooden spools. They practice sorting with different colored