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Loose Parts 2: Inspiring Play with Infants and Toddlers

Loose Parts 2: Inspiring Play with Infants and Toddlers

Authors: Lisa Daly, Miriam Beloglovsky
Product Code: 544649
ISBN: 978-1-60554-464-9
Publisher: Redleaf Press®
$32.95 Qty: 

Published by Redleaf Press Brain Child Award TCA Preschool Award 2017 Indies Bronze Medalist Free sample chapter

Inspire play for infants and toddlers

This follow-up to the wildly popular Loose Parts: Inspiring Play in Young Children brings the fun of found objects to infants and toddlers. A variety of new and innovative loose parts ideas are paired with beautiful photography to inspire safe loose parts play in your infant toddler environment. Learn about the safety considerations of each age group and how to appropriately select materials for your children. Captivating classroom stories and proven science, provide the context for how this style of play supports children’s development and learning. Because the possibilities are endless, each child can use the materials appropriate for their developmental level and safely explore their world.

Age focus: 0–3. Softbound, 272 pgs.
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by Shirley Rempel
on 1/9/2016
Amazing Resource!
Loose parts play in early childhood education has been around for a long time. The very first time it was named to be a concept of early childhood education was by British Architect Simon Nicholson in 1971. It was he that coined the term loose parts, describing open-ended materials that can be used and manipulated in many ways. He believed that environments offer many ways for children to interact with variables such as gravity, sounds, chemical reactions, concepts, words and people (p. 5). The possibilities are endless for children to play and explore with loose parts. 

Daly and Beloglovsky came together to write an absolutely stunning book that covers loose part play as it relates to the senses, creativity, action, and inquiry. Throughout the book are utterly beautiful photography that will inspire you to create a place of awe and inspiration for children of all ages to play, explore and learn. While many of the ideas in the book are meant for slightly older children, I have used several of the ideas for infants and toddlers, keeping in mind their strong inclination to put things in their mouth, to explore rocks, shells, scarves, and so much more! They love it. And I am so excited that Loose Parts 2: Inspire Play for Infants and Toddlers releases in May 2016 and will be so fantastic to use with the little ones in my care! The older ones have use marbles, jewel rocks, nuts and bolts, etc to create, count, sort, and more. The book has helped immensely to change my environment for the better!

This book has been an absolutely fantastic addition to my professional library and I am of the opinion that every early childhood education program needs it in theirs. I cannot wait to get my hands on 

I highly recommend this book and give it a huge thumbs up!
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Review: Learning Magazine - January 1, 2018
Bring the fun of found objects to young children with the new and innovative ideas in this book.
Review: Library Journal - September 15, 2016
STARRED REVIEW: Each page in this oversize volume abounds with gorgeous, full-color photographs of toddlers at work. Muffin tins, paint rollers, and kitchen sieves offer hours of exploration, encouraging creativity that far exceeds the possibilities of manufactured toys...this lovely book is rich in visual appeal and thus sure to inspire as designed. For all early child development and parenting collections.
Review: The Education Shelf, Bookwatch, Midwest Book Review - August 14, 2016
Lisa Daly and Miriam Beloglovsky's Loose Parts 2: Inspiring Play with Infants and Toddlers provides a sequel to the original Loose Parts and offers new ideas and fine photos to reinforce the concept of early learning play opportunities and strategies. From clothespins and hollow blocks to understanding locomotion in a process that can carry infants and toddlers into more social worlds, each loose part and play opportunity is paired with a child's learning process to provide both lesson plans and learning reinforcement based on a range of loose everyday materials.

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