I am a Reggio Emilia inspired Full Day Kindergarten teacher and mother to three young children. This blog is meant as a communication tool for the families of our children and as a learning tool for the many educators who follow us. Please feel free to comment on posts and participate in our collective understanding of emergent curriculum.
Thursday, December 13, 2012
'Loose parts' that consist of interesting objects and materials are an essential part of encouraging children to engage in creative play. Removing commercial materials from the classroom and instead introducing children to objects that are full of intrigue will inspire hours of problem solving and innovative thinking!
While perusing our local dollar store I found these acrylic snowflakes!
They are beautifully crafted and because they are clear, would be a great addition to our light table!
I can just imagine the play these might inspire as children sort, stack, and pattern with them!
When we are done with the light table I may include them in our portable water table and see what happens there!