What I have just learned is to basically have fun by finding loose parts for children and myself to explore in ways I wouldn’t have thought of before. To do “open ended play”. Just put the material out, and only give safety type guidelines. That this can promote divergent thinking. We all have this capacity to learn, but it can be deteriorate as we get older if we don’t use it or are taught not to use it. That open ended loose parts can be used in many domains:it will support physical development in both fine motors and large muscles, that it supports social emotional development, as well as cognitive development, and sensory exploration. Children learn through hands on play, they exchange language as they play, they can also be symbolic as they play.