|Our team lead is Tanya, an ambassador for the importance of unstructured loose parts play for children’s successful growth & development. Tanya has recently completed the Playworker Development Course, through Pop-up Adventure Play in the U.K.
Tanya got into the “loose parts” business in 2012 upon meeting Beverlie Dietze while they were both working for Mount Saint Vincent University. Tanya & Beverlie collaborated on several projects, leading to lots of learning, the growth of an ‘at home’ loose parts collection that got lots of reviews and feedback from her two sons and their friends, and Tanya’s Twitter feed: @TMox_NS.
Then in 2016, while working with the Halifax Regional School Board “Excel” program (Before & After School Care), she was invited to ‘take the [loose parts] show on the road’ to introduce the concept to 18 Excel programs.
Since starting that adventure, more than 1000 school-age children at over 22 locations across the Halifax Regional Municipality have participated in loose parts adventure play sessions, to raving reviews and lots of “when are you coming back!?”.
Although repeat visits are certainly welcome, part of our mission here at T.K. Adventure Play is to help places that support kids’ play to build their own loose parts collection that can be used every day. When you book a session, one of our leave-behinds is a ‘shopping list’ to help you start and maintain your own collection.