Loose Parts: Incorporating Found Objects and Open-Ended Materials into the Classroom

Rated 4.85714285714 out of 5 based on 21 customer ratings
(21 customer reviews)

We’ve probably all witnessed a child spend hours playing with a box that a toy came in over the actual toy! Children prefer materials that give them the opportunity to be creative, be curious and be independent. One of the most effective ways to encourage this is to incorporate materials in your classroom that support children’s natural curiosity. In this course, participants will explore theory, implementation and ways to include loose parts into their curriculum in developmentally appropriate ways. After this course, participants will have the tools and strategies to embark on their own loose parts journey that will benefit children’s learning on all levels.

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21 reviews for Loose Parts: Incorporating Found Objects and Open-Ended Materials into the Classroom

  1. Rated 5 out of 5


    Thank you for sharing this information! I will definitely apply to my classroom.

  2. Rated 5 out of 5

    Diane DENVER, CO

    I think this training was very useful

  3. Rated 5 out of 5


    I really like this course. It was different from the usual STEAM courses that seem to consume a lot of the courses offered. I loved this course.

  4. Rated 5 out of 5

    dionne ELLINGTON, CT

    I thought this course was real informative on how to enhance kids play and learning in and out of the classroom.

  5. Rated 4 out of 5

    lisa CONCORD, MA

    I go alot of wonderful ideas from this course!

  6. Rated 5 out of 5


    Thank you for such an informative course. I can’t help but think that Loose Parts is just a necessary re-imagining of how growing up “used to be” before technology, changing social mores and baseless fear critically infected childhood so many years ago. I cherish my early days, racing leaves as they floated in the gutter and down the street when my neighbor let his sprinklers run too long. Or building a sail with my older brother with leftover wood from my Dad’s pile of scraps and a sheet my mom let me have so I could roller skate down the street against the wind, then turn around and let it effortlessly blow me all the way back up the street at death defying speeds. It’s not just a calling to teach little ones these days, but a duty. We need to set things straight again for children and I will try my best as long as I am able.

  7. Rated 5 out of 5

    Robin FORT BRAGG, NC

    everything was good

  8. Rated 5 out of 5


    Great class

  9. Rated 5 out of 5

    kim TRION, GA

    I can’t tell you enough how much this course has helped it makes me very eager to learn more.

  10. Rated 5 out of 5

    Roxie FAIRBORN, OH

    This course gave me new ideas to add to my classroom.

  11. Rated 5 out of 5

    Debbie MARIETTA, GA

    This was one of my favorite classes! The information was well thought out and presented and such an important topic.

  12. Rated 5 out of 5

    Marina BETHESDA, MD

    Very interesting course with a lot and good information

  13. Rated 4 out of 5

    Prophet LAUREL, MD

    Very good experience

  14. Rated 5 out of 5

    Sharon BREMERTON, WA

    I really enjoyed this course and look forward to implementing more loose parts into the classroom.

  15. Rated 5 out of 5

    Mckenna MARKLE, IN

    Learning about loose tools was very beneficial

  16. Rated 5 out of 5


    This was the best course I’ve taken. I really enjoyed it.

  17. Rated 4 out of 5

    Carmen LELAND, NC

    Thank you for this course help me a lot.

  18. Rated 5 out of 5

    Mary ALTHA, FL

    Great course

  19. Rated 5 out of 5

    Kim VENICE, FL

    I enjoyed the loose parts class and looking forward to getting our area set up for this

  20. Rated 5 out of 5

    Gayle SUMTER, SC

    I really liked this course. Using loose parts in a curriculum is relatively easy and it benefits the whole child. The video was awesome! Watching the children engage in social interactions, imaginative play, gross and fine motor skills, problem solving and so many other activities was wonderful. Loose Parts is a great opportunity for educators to increase learning and fun for children.

  21. Rated 5 out of 5

    Gayle SUMTER, SC

    Wonderful course!

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