Loose parts play is the most basic kind of play that exists. Simply put loose parts play is letting the child be creative and decide what they want to do with the parts put in front of them.
Maybe they want to build a rocketship or fairy garden. Maybe they want to make a soup or magic potion. They might even just sort everything by color or try and lay out a pattern. Its all about letting them explore and create as they see fit.
This was the first time in a long time that I actually
forgot about toy rotation…
We had family in town in and out of the house for most of
last week so Bitty just didn’t spend as much time at home and what time she did
spend here she was thoroughly entertained with her grandparents.
So this morning I had to make a decision. Do I rotate before
she may be ready or do I rotate before things get stale?
Another toy rotation in the books! I rotate every two weeks
normally; though this was technically a three-week rotation because we were
gone for a whole week in the middle for a little “spring break”. This was the
first time that I considered leaving the toys for a little longer. As I was
watching her play over the weekend she was still interacting well with a few of
the items! In the end I did decide to change most of it out but we did have out
first repeat toy this time so we’ll see how that goes!
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