The team at Casa Mia Montessori School is committed to a loose part programme in the outdoor environment.
Loose parts are materials that can be moved, carried, combined, redesigned, lined up and taken apart and put back together in multiple ways. They are materials will no specific set of directions that can be used alone or combined with other materials.
The staff actively encourage the children to use the resources, stepping aside as the children engage to let the children take the lead.
The children playing with the loose parts are using more creativity and imagination and developing more skills and competence that they would playing with most static playground fixtures and plastic toys.