Artful tinkering in Kindergarten
If you wonder where to start infusing the Maker Spirit in a Kindergarten class, a creativity table is just the thing. Children usually prefer play that stimulates their curiosity and gives free rein to their imagination and creativity. One of the best ways to enhance their natural curiosity is to introduce a wide variety of materials we call LOOSE PARTS into their play setting. Loose parts possess infinite play possibilities. They offer multiple rather than single outcomes; no specific set of directions accompanies them; no single result is inevitable. Materials become invitations that don’t focus immediately on the creation of products but instead support the children’s building relationships with those materials. They are artfully presented, organised and sorted, preferably in transparent containers.