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Something wonderful

Boy in field with bike and chicken

Growing up on an Australian farm, Sam is fascinated by natural and mechanical phenomena and – to his parent’s frustration – often distracted from his daily chores. But then Sam builds an egg-collecting machine and his parents realise that explorations and observations are just as important.

The story is a great starting point for exploring loose parts play. Invite the children to move, carry, combine, redesign, line up, take apart and put back together different loose parts. Loose parts play supports invention, divergent thinking, problem solving and offers a sense of wonder to children.

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Article author: Tina Gaertner
Graphic Design & Marketing Support

Tina combines her love of graphic design with a master’s degree in adult education. She loves using her creativity and digital expertise to contribute to changing young children’s lives.

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