Part 1. Core principles for infant and toddler pedagogy
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Part 2. Responsiveness
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Part 3. Communication
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Part 4. Caregiving
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Part 5. Play
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Part 6. Movement
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Part 7. Approaches to infant and toddler care and education
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Part 8. Working with families and colleagues for the best infant and toddler care
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Apply and consolidate

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Relate learning to practice

Drawing on the ideas from this part of the course, prepare a treasure basket or some open-ended loose part resources for play. Observe, interact when appropriate (remember to give children space to think and explore, but also to be waiting for the serve for you to return – this is a perfect place to practice these interactions) and then answer the following reflective questions. You could use these observations and reflections as a basis for a learning story.

Summary

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What are your favourite resources to use with infants and toddlers? If you are already using loose parts with children, which collections of loose parts do the children prefer? How do teachers interact with children in regard to loose parts and what impact do you think this has on their learning? Share your experiences below.

Further reading

Take a look at this short guide on selecting loose parts for play. 

This guide, written more generally for an early childhood audience, discusses the importance of outdoor play, and this guide explains more about your role as a teacher in supporting outdoor play.

You might also enjoy this webinar on outdoor play provision.