reInterpret & Little Sprouts’ Contemporary Coffee and Conversation!

Come celebrate our 10th Anniversary by visiting Little Sprouts’ newest location in Mission Valley! You will have the opportunity to see their beautiful environment, see how they utilize Loose Parts in the classroom, share ideas with their staff, and meet other members of reInterpret! There will be coffee and light refreshments. This event is free and a perfect way to introduce yourself, or a friend, to the Loose Parts community.

Saturday, March 30th  9-11am                                                                                                      Little Sprouts                                                                                                                                           403 Camino Del Rio South, San Diego, CA  92108

August 2018 – Events

CLASSROOM MATERIALS SALE / EXCHANGE                                             Saturday, August 4, 2018, 8 – 11am

Bring your gently used classroom furniture, decor, books/textbooks, toys, materials, etc. to sell, give or exchange to others who are in the child development and/or education field. Or join to us to shop items that have been collected over the years by seasoned teachers. Please call 619.933.9737 for more information.

Co-sponsored by reInterpret and the San Diego-Imperial Chapter of the CAAEYC.


New Date             Saturday, October 13, 2018, 9 – 12:30pm

For more information or to register CLICK HERE.


A workshop for adults and children aged 8 and up (do art with your kids).

We all need time to unwind and find space for creating. As our children grow and become independent creators, we can enjoy working side by side with them. We invite you join us for a morning of bringing loose parts to fine art. Feel free to bring a son, daughter, niece, nephew, or other  child(ren) with whom you would like to share your creative time.

When:     Sat., July 29, 2017

                  10am to 1pm

Where:    The reInterpret Studio                          10250 Magnolia Ave                                        Santee, CA  92071

Cost:        Adults $25   Children $15

                 To Register CLICK HERE

Finding Solutions for Toddlers…with Loose Parts

We just love the book Loose Parts 2: Inspiring Play with Infants and Toddlers by Lisa Daly and Miriam Beloglovsky with Photography by Jenna Daly. We definitely didn’t want to leave out the photography credit, because the pictures are what really make the book! If you have any interest in providing rich environments for young children – this is the book for you! And remember that many of the materials (or similar materials) are available at reInterpret!

Well, we love the Loose Parts 2 book so much that we created a workshop for teachers of young ones to celebrate the book and create environments inspired by the book, using reInterpret materials. HEre is a recap of some of what we discussed and learned on Saturday, June 24th.




First, we discussed the differences and similarities between toys and loose parts….

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We decided that loose parts and toys could be used very effectively together, and loose parts could extend the play with toys.

Next, each group was assigned a section of the book, which is divided by different areas of play and development. Our task was to create a new photo for the book…
































































How did we do? Hmm, yes, I guess Jenna Daly’s photography still has a leg up on us!

Some of the key concepts that came out of our activity included these things to consider:

 – Choking hazards and other elements that may not be age appropriate.

 – Colors can “set” the mood of a space or activity.

 – How materials are accessible to small children (can they reach?)

 – How many items are appropriate to offer.

 – What accommodations have been made for organization and clean up.

 – How does the invitation promote parallel, group or collaborative play.

 – How “dumping” can be replaced with active engagement.

Finally, the group discussed some behavioral challenges and how they might be addressed using loose parts. We agreed that some children may face additional challenges due to sensory issues, space perception and/or mistaken goals. Loose parts can provide a wide variety of opportunities if presented in the right environment.

If you are interested in our upcoming workshops, please click on the “Workshops” tab. We hope to see you soon!

Celebrate LOOSE pARTs!

reInterpret’s LOOSE pARTs Workshops inspire creativity! We are proud to offer a unique environment where ideas spring to life with a palette of salvaged metal, plastic, fabric, wood, ceramic and paper in myriad colors and textures. The possibilities are endless, but our teaching artist Joan Green provides us plenty of focus!

Enjoy some samples of LOOSE pARTs art…..

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See our “Workshops” tab for more information about LOOSE pARTs Workshops. We look forward to seeing you!

Take Some Time for Yourself!


Take some time for yourself this summer before the school year starts. We welcome teachers and all those wanting to tap into their creativity in a supportive environment thats celebrates self expression.

Join reInterpret and our guest teaching artist Joan Green, of Green Art Labs, to discover the unique beauty of loose parts art. During this 3 1/2 hour workshop you will explore loose parts from an artist’s perspective and  construct a work of art  reflective of your creativity. Register now!

WHEN: Sat, August 29, 2015, 9:00am to 12:30pm (Registration and breakfast at 8:30am)

WHERE: reInterpret Studio at 10250 Magnolia Ave, Santee  92071

COST: $50

A light breakfast will be served and participants will receive a discount on an annual reInterpret membership. Register now!

CROSSROADS – Workshop on April 11, 2015

reInterpret is proud to bring you our latest workshop: Publication4

CROSSROADS is a three hour workshop for novice and seasoned child development professionals who would like to refine the art of presenting a constructivist classroom supported by open-ended materials. Register now!


WP_20140301_012WHEN: Sat, April 11, 2015, from 8:30am to 12pm

WHERE: reInterpret Studio at 10250 Magnolia Ave      Santee  92071

COST: $25

A light breakfast will be served and participants will receive a discount on an annual reInterpret membership. Register now!