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544745 (Softbound)
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544745 (Softbound)
Age Focus: 0-8
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Published by Redleaf Press

Loose Parts Set

Loose parts are natural or synthetic found, bought, or upcycled materials—acorns, hardware, stones, aluminum foil, fabric scraps, for example—that children can move, manipulate, control, and change within their play. Loose parts are alluring and beautiful. They capture children's curiosity, give free reign to their imagination, and encourage creativity.

Loose Parts Helps Inspire Children's Play

With more than 550 color photographs of many kinds of loose parts in real early childhood settings, classroom stories, and a dynamic overview, Loose Parts provides inspiration and information about the ways everyday materials can support open-ended learning, enhance play, and empower children. With loose parts, the possibilities are endless.

232 pages

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Loose Parts 2 Inspires 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.

272 pages

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Loose Parts 3 Inspires Culturally Sustainable Environments

The third installment for the award-winning Loose Parts series offers inspiration and guidance on creating culturally sensitive and culturally sustainable early childhood environments. With the help of over 400 full-color photos this book guides readers to use their environment to promote a sense of wonder, curiosity, and joy, and allow children to explore their identity. 

Peer-reviewed by a team from diverse backgrounds-Loose Parts 3 includes a note on the peer review process, and the authors' own journey looking at their classrooms. 

280 pages

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Loose Parts 4 Inspires Family Engagement and 21st Century Life Skills

In the newest installment of the popular, award-winning Loose Parts series, Lisa Daly and Miriam Beloglovsky focus on family engagement and competency building. With inspiring full-color photographs Loose Parts 4 is organized around competencies and life skills children need for success in the future: knowingness, engagement, risk, connections, leadership, innovative thinking, and creativity.

Lisa and Miriam explain the value of loose parts, detail how to integrate loose parts into the environment and children’s play, and specifically focus on loose parts for children in family environments—helping educators engage families and extend learning beyond the classroom.

312 pages.

About Miriam Beloglovsky

Miriam Beloglovsky, MA, is a professor of early childhood education at Cosumnes River College in Sacramento, California, and has had the pleasure of advising and guiding students for over twenty-five more..

About Lisa Daly

Lisa Daly, MA, is a professor of early childhood education at Folsom Lake College in Folsom, California. She has over thirty years of experience as an early childhood teacher, director, and educator. more..

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