Preview Mode Links will not work in preview mode

Loose Parts Nature Play

Dec 23, 2022

Indiana Children and Nature Network

ICAN Play 30 and Seasonal Book Chat

Book Pick: The Sense of Wonder by Rachel Carson


“For most of us, knowledge of our world comes largely through sight, yet we look about with such unseeing eyes that we are partially blind. One way to open your eyes to unnoticed beauty is to ask...

Nov 7, 2022

Join Marcus Veerman to discuss loose parts and the Nudelkart!


Resources and Manuals

Theory of Loose Parts: How Not to Cheat Children


Book--Loose Parts Learning in K-3 Classrooms:

Loose Parts Play Facebook...

Oct 18, 2022

Listen to Ronnie Green share about dealing with behaviors around loose parts. Find her at:

Cultivating Confidence: Early Years Consultancy


Additional resources shared in this episode:

Michelle Thornhill Schema and Loose Parts


Book--Loose Parts Learning in K-3 Classrooms: 

Sep 30, 2022

Why Get Outside with Tweens and Teens

  • Less screen time
  • Physically active
  • Mental health
  • Decreased stress
  • Experience awe and wonder
  • Healing power of nature
  • Skill building
  • Career exploration

Challenges and Opportunities

  • More reliance on technology
  • Seeking more independence
  • Often more influenced by peers
  • Developing...

Aug 25, 2022

  • Get to know our own emotions—Atlas of the Heart, Brene Brown, on HBO Max
  • Recognize inherent aspect of loose parts to allow children to work out issues and meet needs.
  • Specific “kit” around SEL topics—emotions, faces, etc.
  • Include books around SEL in other kits, such as I’m Done in a beaver kit, Let’s Make...