Give children the freedom to explore and investigate independently using resources such as loose parts.
What will I learn?
What is open-ended play? It is often spoken about in early years as an approach or part of a larger way of teaching but it is simply play that has no perceived boundaries.
It allows children to investigate and explore freely, directing their play in whichever way they wish to, with little adult intervention.
This publication will support you with ideas for using loose parts across all areas of the curriculum, throughout all areas of your setting as well as discovering how and where to gather your resources.
• Acquiring loose parts
• Loose parts for younger children
• Water play and Ice play
• Mud kitchens
• Communication and Language Development
A5 – 94 pages