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Loose Parts Nature Play

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...

Aug 7, 2022

The Nature Pyramid


Experience Nature:

Find a place in the park (or nature) that speaks to you. Close your eyes. Focus on the feeling of the air . . . the sounds and scents around you. When you open your eyes, notice the small details—a drop of dew, light, and shadows. Describe your experience for someone who has...