Check out this NEW download for a front and back explanation of loose parts! This is perfect for helping others understand this type of exploration of materials. Find the download here.
Find the podcast episode where I talk about this here.
“To me, loose parts aren’t things. It is a way of thinking, an approach. To me everything and anything can be a loose part, even me for the children to use how they see fit in their play space. It is about children using their imagination to create spaces to play using whatever is in their vicinity, the more choice and variety the better.” (Nathan MacGillivray, Play Development Worker)
Loose Parts Toolkit by Inspiring Scotland:
What is a schema?
Loose Parts: What does this mean?
Nicholson’s Theory of Loose Parts