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Loose parts capture children's curiosity, give free reign to their imagination, and encourage creativity. This form of play allows infants to be in control and recognize the power of their bodies and actions. A variety of new and innovative loose parts ideas are paired with beautiful photography to inspire safe loose parts play in your infant and toddler environments. Captivating classroom stories and proven science provide the context for how this style of play supports children's development and learning. This book is perect for Montessori and Reggio-inspired programs and educators.
Miriam Beloglovsky, MA, is a professor of Early Childhood Education at Cosumnes River College in Sacramento, CA, and has had the pleasure of advising and guiding students for over twenty-five years. She is a strong advocate for children, youth and families and consults for programs such as My Street of Dreams. She has served as a keynote speaker, presenter and board member to a number of organizations and conferences.
Lisa Daly, MA, is professor of Early Childhood Education at Folsom Lake College in Folsom, CA. She has over 30 years experience as an early childhood teacher, director, and educator. She has served on community and AEYC boards, including the state-wide Child Development Training Consortium advisory board. She is passionate about creative arts and has presented numerous workshops for educators on art, storytelling, language and literacy, sensory experiences, music and movement.
Library Journal Review
"Loose parts" refer to open-ended materials that can be "used and manipulated in different ways," leading to unlimited play possibilities. Beginning with an introduction to the importance of play pertaining to child development, the authors, both educators, organize the text into subchapters such as "Looking," "Grasping," "Twisting," "Balancing," "Throwing," etc. Each page in this oversize volume abounds with gorgeous, full-color photographs of toddlers at work. Muffin tins, paint rollers, and kitchen sieves offer hours of exploration, encouraging creativity that far exceeds the possibilities of manufactured toys. VERDICT Although pricey, this lovely book is rich in visual appeal and thus sure to inspire as designed. For all early child development and parenting collections. © Copyright 2016. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.