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Love them or hate them, insects are a diverse and interesting loose part found in all early learning settings. One of the big challenges to engaging them as loose parts may be the attitudes of the adults involved.

How can you support children’s interactions with insects in your play environment?

Update: The exoskeletons insects shed also make interesting loose parts! (Thanks to Monica Morrell for the photo)

photo by Monica Morrell

Keep kids safe and healthy by properly supervising loose parts play.

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