Play is a child’s first method of engaging with the world and other people.
Increasingly, studies on children’s development are demonstrating that open-ended, self-directed play is vital for children’s wellbeing and development. The great thing about loose parts is they don’t come with a set of directions or an implied ‘right way’ to use them. Loose parts are only directed by a child’s imagination.
Research and Reports
Information and reports on the importance of loose parts play can be found below: