Posing Challenges Using Loose Parts
Loose parts are materials that can be used in a variety of ways. It is very likely that you have things that can be used for loose parts play already around, such as bottle caps, rocks, pinecones, etc. This handout was created collaboratively between Town Square and the Early Math Collaborative at Erikson Institute as a resource for the Oak Park Collaboration for Early Childhood Symposium 2016. It includes ideas for using loose parts and connecting loose parts play to Big Ideas in Early Math.
For more information about Big Ideas in Early Math, visit the Early Math Collaborative website at Erikson Institute.