CPD certified online trainingIncluded 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.
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.
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
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About CPD Accreditation
Once successfully completed we'll send your name, email address and details of this module to the CPD Accreditation Service.
The CPD Accreditation Service will email you a certificate showing the number of CPD hours you have earned.
You can store or print the certificate as a record of your Continuing Professional Development.