At T.K. Adventure Play we provide loose parts adventure play sessions to early education centres, day camps, after school programs, and even birthday parties for kids.
We also offer professional development for educators who work with child up to 12 years of age, on the importance of unstructured loose parts play for children. Our sessions are practical and hands-on, helping you to consider theory, impacts on your practice, and how to implement loose parts play in the outdoors at your site.
What are “loose parts”?
Loose parts are natural or synthetic materials that can be moved, redesigned, carried, combined, lined up, taken apart and put back together. We have a collection of loose parts that we bring around and provide at your site, allowing opportunities for deep and imaginative play. The collection includes items such as milk crates, rope, sheets and pieces of colourful fabric, large pipes, and tools for digging.
What is a “loose parts adventure play session”?
Given that children need at least 45 minutes to enter into the kind of deep play that loose parts can provide, an adventure play session is either 90 minutes or three hours, depending how many children are involved. The materials we have can be used by up to 30 children at one time, as they will usually be working in small groups that change and evolve as the play progresses. If your site has more than 30 children, we recommend a longer visit, so that two smaller groups of 30 children or less can each have a turn using the materials.
Check the Blog Posts to read about where we’ve been and how each visit is a little different…
What does it cost?
Please contact us directly for pricing information, as it depends on the length of the visit, and how many children are involved.