Loose Parts Part I Open Ended & Meaningful Gifts to Play
Tinker Trays are filled with beautiful loose parts. Loose parts are materials that can be moved, carried, combined, redesigned, lined up, and taken apart and put back together in multiple ways. A 3-5 year old may use the materials to create a city, or create letters(for example ) while a 1-2 year old may use the loose parts to fill, dump sort and more, the key is they are materials with no set direction. We are happy to announce that we will be offering Exploring Senses Tinker Trays for sale in both Ontario and Nova Scotia.
A four-year-old child is presented with several Tinker Trays filled with loose parts. She begins stacking the tree cookies one on top of the other, then adds a cork and finally a coloured gem. She exclaims, "I built the leaning tower of Pisa!" (Photo Credit A Tiny Lab for Early Learning)