When we think about the materials we used in our play as children we often see a big difference between what we had and what children currently use. Today, most play materials consist of plastic, commercial products that are usually used in a specific way. Whereas our materials were typically discarded, found items that would be used in a multitude of ways - as far as our imaginations would take them. Loose parts is a term invented by the architect Simon Nicholson to describe a collection of open-ended materials used by children to expand their play. The materials often consist of recycled or found items stored in a box that can be transported by the child anywhere inside and out of the centre.
Friday April 7 – London – 6:30-8:30pm, Childreach 265 Maitland St, London Ont, N6B2Y3
Registration Deadline: April 3