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Loose Parts Play – A Beginner’s Guide

The Ultimate Practical Handbook For Parents And Educators Of Children Aged 0-5

About The Book

What is loose parts play? What are its benefits? How do you set it up? Where can you find ideas? How can it make a real IMPACT?

Bursting with more than 200 practical ideas, activities and provocations, ‘Loose Parts Play – A Beginner’s Guide’ is the perfect handbook for educators and parents of children aged 0-5 that are that are looking to develop an outstanding loose parts curriculum either at work or at home.

Written by two committed loose parts play enthusiasts with 35 years of early years’ experience between them, this book provides the ultimate step-by-step formula for success.

Loose Parts Play – A Beginner’s Guide is the essential tool for those wanting to unlock the massive potential power of loose parts play in children.

Conceived as a simple step-by-step formula, this practical handbook contains beautiful illustrations throughout.

Designed for both educators and also parents of children aged 0-5, the central emphasis of the book is practical ideas, tips and activities to bring loose parts learning to life.

Written in the most concise and down-to-earth style possible, this book is the go-to guide to getting started with loose parts simply and successfully.

What’s inside

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A no-nonsense outline of what loose parts play is

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Numerous images of loose parts play in action

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How to identify and support schema play

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At least 200 ideas to use across the curriculum

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What the numerous benefits of loose parts play are

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The ‘Ten Step Process To Loose Parts Play Success’

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Excellent insight into loose parts play. Explains the purpose and how it can be used in children 0-5, but also applies to older children too. Accessible for both teacher and parent, lots of inspiring ideas and examples. Wish I had read this for my children! Would highly recommend.

Nicky L (Review on Amazon)

Et harum quidem rerum facilis est et expedita distinctio. Nam libero tempore, cum soluta nobis est eligendi optio cumque nihil impedit quo minus id quod maxime placeat facere possimus.

Ali Sayed on Code of art.

Nam libero tempore, cum soluta nobis est eligendi optio cumque nihil impedit quo minus id quod maxime placeat facere possimus.

Dj Porag on Code of art.

Fantastic book, inspires imagination and creativity. I had heard of the loose parts approach before but didn't really have the knowledge to put it into practice, either at home with my own children or in the classroom. This book was recommended to me by a senior colleague as something to explore during our remote learning programme. Without exception, parents and pupils have responded very well and shared positive feedback, which I am very grateful for. I can see many of these ideas becoming part of my own regular teaching practice when we do return to the classroom. I particularly like that this is a child-led approach and that the resources are simple everyday objects. It is great to see the imagination and creativity it encourages in our pupils - this is the reason why most of us entered the profession. This is a brilliant book and I will be digesting its ideas for some time.

Gregg (Review on Amazon)

Et harum quidem rerum facilis est et expedita distinctio. Nam libero tempore, cum soluta nobis est eligendi optio cumque nihil impedit quo minus id quod maxime placeat facere possimus.

Ali Sayed on Code of art.

Nam libero tempore, cum soluta nobis est eligendi optio cumque nihil impedit quo minus id quod maxime placeat facere possimus.

Dj Porag on Code of art.

About the authors

Martin Williams

 

Committed lifelong loose parts play enthusiast, Martin is the founder of the education training company Early Impact.

He has worked in the early years for ten years, working in both Preschool and Reception.

He is passionate about making early education exciting and engaging for both children and adults.

I have put all my learnings from ten years of trial and error with loose parts play into this book! Myself and Debby have tried to create the ultimate step-by-step formula that is both simple yet successful. Good luck!

Martin Williams

Debby Stevens

 

Debby has worked in the Early Years sector for over twenty years. For more than ten years she was the nursery manager of a team of 30 staff. She holds a BA Hons Degree in Early Childhood Studies.

Debby managed a setting to gain an outstanding Ofsted status in 2014 and was instrumental in attaining the first nursery in her local area to gain an Eco School Green Flag award.

She has run successful improvement projects for local authorities, and workshops at conferences.

Debby designs practical training courses for Early Impact which she delivers around the UK. Her exceptional subject knowledge and empowering delivery inspires and motivates those that attend all her courses.

Loose parts play has a hugely powerful potential for learning. Whether trying it at home or in an educational setting, we hope our book will give you all you need to make it work!

Debby Stevens

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