Loose Parts: 10 Fun Videos for Children and Teachers within the home or preschool learning enrvironment

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Teacher: Alice Spencer – Loose Parts Video Series



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Introduction to loose parts

Learning objectives:

·      To understand the theory of loose parts play. 

·      To understand the benefits of loose parts play. 

·      To understand how to incorporate loose parts play into your home or learning environment.

Benefits for children:

·      Promotes the characteristics of effective learning.

·      Encourages children to take control of their learning and develop their own ideas.

·      Supports children to be creative and inventive.

Brief description of video:

An explanation of loose parts play, the theory behind it, the benefits for children and how to incorporate it into your home or learning environment. 



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Pre-writing shapes

Learning objectives:

·      To form the 9 pre-writing shapes.

·      To create patterns using objects and colours. 

·      To correctly use language related to 2D shapes e.g. side, corner etc.

Benefits for children:

·      Encourages children to practise the 9 pre-writing shapes which are necessary for the correct formation of letters.

·      Promotes pattern recognition and formation which are important early maths skills.

·      Introduces children to mathematical language related to 2D shapes.

Brief description of video:

This video demonstrates how to form the 9 pre-writing shapes using loose parts and other sensory materials. It demonstrates how to make patterns and talks about the properties of 2D shapes.




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Blending real words and non-words

Learning objectives:

·      To say individual sounds.

·      To blend sounds together to form words.

·      To sort words into real words and non-words.

Benefits for children:

·       Practise of individual sounds and digraphs from phase 2 and phase 3 of Letters and Sounds.

·       Practise blending sounds together to form words.

·       Encourage understanding by sorting into real words and non-words.

Brief description of video:

Children hunt for words in sensory bin. Children sound out and read word. Children decide if word is a real word or a non-word.



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The part part whole method

Learning objectives:

·      To understand the cardinal value of a number.

·      Composition - To know that numbers are made up of two (or more) smaller numbers.

·      Conservation – To know that the total number does not change if items are rearranged.

Benefits for children:

·      Children learn that numbers refer to a set amount.

·      Children learn to see a whole number and its parts. This is important for children’s understanding of number.

·      Children begin to see patterns and relationships between numbers.

Brief description of video:

Children use the part part whole method to explore different ways to make the number 10.



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Learning objectives:

·      To know and name the features on your face.

·      To choose appropriate items to represent facial features.

·      To name different emotions.

·      To describe when and why you have felt different emotions.

Benefits for children:

·      Children know about similarities and differences between themselves and others.

·      Children talk about how they and others show feelings.

·      Children understand how their feelings effect their behaviour.

Brief description of video:

Children use loose parts to create a self-portrait. Children create a series of self-portraits which show different emotions e.g. happy, sad, angry etc.


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