Loose part play and more

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I love the whole idea of open ended play. What a wonderful way of encouraging thinking, creativity and originality!

Loose part play is a Reggio Emilio technique which encourages all of the above in a very appealing way. I laid out a tray full of rhinestones, foam shapes, big and small pebbles, sea shells, sequins and confetti, straws and toothpicks. I also placed some play dough on the side.

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Ananya was excited to see what was this all about. Since it was her first time I helped her get started.

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She then rolled her dough. She decided to use sea shells to decorate her play dough.

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She then did some print making with the left over play dough.

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Went back to decorating the dough. This time she used some other objects from the tray.

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After some playing with the new stuff, she went back to her old obsession. Making a cake out of the play dough. Putting a straw candle and singing Happy Birthday song.

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Only this time she decided to use scissors to cut the cake.

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Later, she used the scissors to cut noodles that I made out the play dough.

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Fun interactive session!

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