The Theory of Loose Parts

The Theory of Loose Parts

‘In any environment, both the degree of inventiveness and creativity, and the possibility of discovery, are directly proportional to the number and kind of variables in it.’ ~ Simon Nicholson, Architect In 1972, architect Simon Nicholson developed the Theory of Loose Parts; the idea that … Continue reading

Natural Lavender Playdough

Soothing calming lavender, picked fresh from Nanna’s garden and left to dry. The aroma has filled our house. A batch of plain playdough, some sprigs of lavender and some loose dried flowers made for a wonderful morning activity. I like … Continue reading

A Reggio-twist on Gel Sensory Bags

A Reggio-twist on Gel Sensory Bags

Don’t you just love playing with colour and light? This activity turned out so much more beautifully than I imagined; the whole wall was lit with blue light, speckled by tiny rainbows. Lately I’ve been trying to challenge myself to … Continue reading

Going Large: Bubble wrap painting

Going Large: Bubble wrap painting

Painting with bubble wrap was one of Jack’s (3.5yrs) first sensory painting experiences. He loved it then and he still loves it now. Sometimes I like to add some paper for printing but most of the time he simply enjoys … Continue reading

This Week… 4/52

This Week… 4/52

I think winter is behind us now. Each day is warmer than the next and we are finding ourselves being drawn outside more and more.  My time as playgroup facilitator at our Reggio-inspired playgroup has come to an end. It was such a … Continue reading