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Loose Parts Nature Play

May 16, 2019

Simple Machines Outdoors!




 Pulley Play:


Balancing gnomes:


Great resource:


PBS video—a little outdated, but still good info and examples.



“Too often we give children answers to remember rather than problems to solve.” — Roger Lewin


Books (aff links):

And Everyone Shouted “Pull”!



Fort Building Time

Andrew Henry's Meadow


Pigs from A to Z


The Day the Babies Crawled Away


A Big Ball of String


Albert's Alphabet


The Fort on Fourth Street: A Story About Six Simple Machines


Learning Resources Simple Machine Set


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