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E-learning module

Loose Parts Play

CPD certified online training Included in membership

Loose parts play a huge part in encouraging curiosity, imagination and creativity into our learning environments. This course will help you to understand more about the how loose parts play can help to actively develop the brain. You will learn about the type of resources to use and suggestions about how to implement them into your setting.

£20.00   (member price £8.00)

About this module

The theory of loose parts has been around for approximately 50 years. However, it is only in recent years that Early Years' settings have realised the importance of loose parts in stimulating children's curiosity, creativity and imagination and have started to include them within their environment.

The objectives of this course are to teach you all about loose parts and the role loose parts can play in children's environments and consequently children's development. On completion of this course you should be able to implement loose parts into your own setting and understand how important a part they play in child development.

This course will also look at all the benefits of loose parts play including saving money on traditional resources, involving children in collecting loose parts and how it can help to save the environment by 'reducing, reusing and recycling' our waste.

When presented with a shiny new toy at Christmas or on their birthday, children always prefer to play with the box that the toy came in, or the paper it was wrapped in, rather than the toy itself. Therefore, children are much more likely to become engaged in play when loose parts are involved. When children are involved in play, they are more likely to achieve deep levels of learning which leads to development of the brain.

Topics covered

  • Introduction
  • Where the concept of loose parts came from
  • What are loose parts
  • Traditional play versus loose parts play
  • Loose parts play for babies and young children
  • The importance of play
  • Open ended play
  • Curiosity, creativity and imagination
  • The role of the adult
  • Attachment, wellbeing and involvement
  • Why it is important to have loose parts in your setting
  • How loose parts can inspire curiosity, creativity and imagination
  • What children can learn through loose parts play
£20.00   (member price £8.00)

This module is included as part of:

About CPD Accreditation

Step one

Once successfully completed we'll send your name, email address and details of this module to the CPD Accreditation Service.

Step two

The CPD Accreditation Service will email you a certificate showing the number of CPD hours you have earned.

Step three

You can store or print the certificate as a record of your Continuing Professional Development.

About this online training

How long do I have to complete the training?

This module will be available for one year from the date of purchase and can be accessed and completed as many times as needed during that period.

After one year, access can be purchased again at a discounted rate

This module is included as part of membership and available at no extra cost for the lifetime of the memebership.

Can I buy this training as a gift?

Yes, but please make sure you create a new account for the recipient and purchase whilst logged into that account. This ensures certificates are issued in the correct name.