Lisa Daly, MA, is professor of early childhood
education at Folsom Lake College in Folsom, California, USA, and
passionate about creative arts.
Miriam Beloglovsky, MA, is a professor of early childhood education at Cosumnes River College in Sacramento, California, USA, and has had the pleasure of advising and guiding students for over 25 years.
"Loose Parts is a vividly and artistically photographed book
that demonstrates how using natural and recycled materials provide
endless possibilities for children to develop creativity and deepen
critical thinking and problem solving. This book provides beautiful
examples on how materials can be displayed to develop creative
environments. Loose Parts is a great resource for teachers,
early childhood trainers, and parents to consider in providing
environments that engage and inspire children to explore, analyze,
--Margie Perez-Sesser, MA, Perez-Sesser Early Childhood Consulting
"Loose Parts provides an inspiring path to childhood
creativity that eschews our current throwaway culture by
celebrating the inspiration and fun that come with using diverse,
free, and found objects for multiple outcomes. This invaluable book
will motivate experienced educators to push the reset button on
long-held values that encourage children to manipulate their
environment in order to learn, while introducing those new to the
field to the enthusiasm, engagement, self-confidence, and joy that
accompany open-ended play."
--Timothy J. Craig, Owner/Director, Children's Circle Nursery School "This book is a well thought insight to bring forth the best in children and to scaffold those who strive to support their journey for creativity and imagination. The vibrant illustrations and the diversity of materials presented provide a vision to create an environment that honors, supports, and values children. The possibilities of children engaging in play are endless and it is comforting to gain a deeper understanding of loose parts and how children think, therefore to be more purposeful as well as to be cognizant of how our actions and choices influence young children."
--Hiroko Iyong, CRC ECE Pathway to Success Student Leader, Child Development Associate Teacher