When Stepping Stones Nursery in Tain recently extended their building and outdoor space they dedicated part of their outdoor area to loose parts play. With the help of parents, staff and local businesses they gathered a varied selection of loose parts which has led to lots of learning and fun! During the summer the children worked co-operatively on a number of child initiated and child led ‘projects’ such as making a house and even building London!
While engaging in this creative and imaginative play they were learning about size and shape and were constantly problem solving. They were also communicating with each other and learning how to share and negotiate.