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DOUBLE TAP TO ZOOM WITH PHONE OR TABLET Acknowledgments We want to extend our deepest appreciation to all of our college students, family mem- bers, and friends who share our excitement for loose parts and who continually contrib- ute new ideas and wonderful loose part treasures, many of which are seen in this book. Thank you to Bev Bos and Michael Leeman for their mentoring, friendship, and invalu- able inspiration, wisdom, and insight, which sustain our love and passion for providing rich environments for children. This book was enriched by the graphic design expertise of Alexis Baran; the photography, time, and energy of Jenna Daly; the patience, unselfish support, technical skills, and assistance of Dan Daly; and the editing talent of Kyra Ostendorf to make sure the manuscript was just right. And finally, we are grateful to the educators at Folsom Lake College and Solano Community College Children’s Program who graciously allowed us to photograph loose parts in their inspirational learning environments. ix COPYRIGHTED MATERIAL