Professional Development on 'LOOSE PARTS'
This professional learning opportunity was offered to our educators at Schoolhouse Playcare Centre! It was a 2 hour workshop on November 4th, 2023 held at our Elsie MacGill School location.
Participants were involved in a morning full of hands on learning experiences, as we delved into the wonderful world of 'Loose Parts'! Loose parts, or open ended materials, are a collection of materials that can be used to expand upon children's play. They have no specific function or goal. They can be moved, arranged, designed, taken apart and more! Using open ended materials supports a Reggio inspired program by encouraging imagination, exploration, experimenting, testing theories, and representing ideas and thinking!
This was an amazing opportunity to build connections and challenge our own thinking regarding how we work with children!