Raising Wildlings

Let Them 'Loose Parts' Play with Nicki Farrell and Vicci Oliver

April 06, 2021 Season 2 Episode 13
Raising Wildlings
Let Them 'Loose Parts' Play with Nicki Farrell and Vicci Oliver
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Raising Wildlings
Let Them 'Loose Parts' Play with Nicki Farrell and Vicci Oliver
Apr 06, 2021 Season 2 Episode 13

Here’s the scenario, you stumble across an intricate formation in your garden, rocks lining a maze of dens and caves and paths with other items, maybe leaves, scattered across the space and it feels like you have been transported to a little magical world, one that was created by a child. This is just one example of loose parts play, and what we are going to discuss on today’s episode.

👉  Nicki and Vicci share

  • What “loose parts” are exactly
  • Why we should encourage loose parts play
  • The benefits of loose parts play
  • Examples of natural loose parts and man-made loose parts
  • How to manage expectations and behaviour during loose parts play
  • How to frame a risk assessment for your child
  • About their City Makers project at the MET 
  • How Wildlings can help you set up a loose parts program

👉  Opt In

For Forest Fairy Loose Parts Play 

https://www.wildlingsforestschool.com/free-downloadables

👉  Resources & References

Professional Development with Wildlings Forest School 
Shop Loose Parts Resources in the Wildlings Forest School Online Shop
Make Do

Guest Details

Vicci Oliver and Nicki Farrell are adventurous nature play makers, risk-takers, children’s rights advocates and the co-founders of Wildlings Forest School. We are the hosts of the ‘Raising Wildlings’ podcast and we put the dirt back in childhood.

During any Wildlings Forest School program, you are likely to find Wildlings up trees, sliding down mud slides, whittling with pocket knives, lighting fires and building rafts. We let kids, be kids - because children can’t learn to protect nature if they’ve never had a childhood in it.

👉 Wildlings Forest School Contact Details

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If you enjoyed this episode and the Raising Wildlings podcast generally, we have a favour. Please take two minutes to subscribe, and to write a rating and a review. You can do that on Apple Podcasts right now by clicking here. If you are an Android user, you can follow the podcast on Spotify here and Google Podcasts here. Those actions will help the podcast reach more people, and we would be truly grateful. Thank you so much.

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Show Notes

Here’s the scenario, you stumble across an intricate formation in your garden, rocks lining a maze of dens and caves and paths with other items, maybe leaves, scattered across the space and it feels like you have been transported to a little magical world, one that was created by a child. This is just one example of loose parts play, and what we are going to discuss on today’s episode.

👉  Nicki and Vicci share

  • What “loose parts” are exactly
  • Why we should encourage loose parts play
  • The benefits of loose parts play
  • Examples of natural loose parts and man-made loose parts
  • How to manage expectations and behaviour during loose parts play
  • How to frame a risk assessment for your child
  • About their City Makers project at the MET 
  • How Wildlings can help you set up a loose parts program

👉  Opt In

For Forest Fairy Loose Parts Play 

https://www.wildlingsforestschool.com/free-downloadables

👉  Resources & References

Professional Development with Wildlings Forest School 
Shop Loose Parts Resources in the Wildlings Forest School Online Shop
Make Do

Guest Details

Vicci Oliver and Nicki Farrell are adventurous nature play makers, risk-takers, children’s rights advocates and the co-founders of Wildlings Forest School. We are the hosts of the ‘Raising Wildlings’ podcast and we put the dirt back in childhood.

During any Wildlings Forest School program, you are likely to find Wildlings up trees, sliding down mud slides, whittling with pocket knives, lighting fires and building rafts. We let kids, be kids - because children can’t learn to protect nature if they’ve never had a childhood in it.

👉 Wildlings Forest School Contact Details

Website

Facebook

Instagram

Youtube 

Pinterest

Linked In

👉 Did You Enjoy This Episode? 

If you enjoyed this episode and the Raising Wildlings podcast generally, we have a favour. Please take two minutes to subscribe, and to write a rating and a review. You can do that on Apple Podcasts right now by clicking here. If you are an Android user, you can follow the podcast on Spotify here and Google Podcasts here. Those actions will help the podcast reach more people, and we would be truly grateful. Thank you so much.

Listen

Apple Podcasts 
Spotify
Google Podcasts