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Wooden Rainbow Balls

Wooden Rainbow Balls

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Building Toys

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Montessori Inspired Rainbow Sorting Bowls

Montessori Inspired Rainbow Sorting Bowls

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$29.95
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Wooden Balls Set of 50

Wooden Balls Set of 50

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$14.95
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Montessori Sand Tray

Montessori Sand Tray

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$29.95
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Wooden Scoop for Sensory Play

Wooden Scoop for Sensory Play

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Natural Coloured Nesting and Stacking Bowls

Natural Coloured Nesting and Stacking Bowls

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Babies and Toddlers

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Large Coconut Bowl

Large Coconut Bowl

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Wooden Spoon for Toddler Sensory Experiences

Wooden Spoon for Toddler Sensory Experiences

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Montessori Nesting Trays

Montessori Nesting Trays

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$59.95
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Pea Pod Sorting Tray

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DIY Wooden Eggs

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2 Tone Wooden Balls Set of 50

2 Tone Wooden Balls Set of 50

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Labyrinth Tracing Board-My Happy Helpers

Labyrinth Tracing Board

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$44.95
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Bamboo Scoops Set of 3

Bamboo Scoops Set of 3

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$29.95
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Coconut Small Bowl

Coconut Small Bowl

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Kitchen Play

$98.95
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Natural Wooden Gems

Natural Wooden Gems

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Construction Play

$33.95
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Bowling Counter Set of 50

Bowling Counter Set of 50

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Mushroom Set of 10

Mushroom Set of 10

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$29.95
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Coloured Mushrooms (Set of 10)

Coloured Mushrooms (Set of 10)

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Small World Play

$29.95
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Bamboo Sorting Trays

Bamboo Sorting Trays

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$34.95
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Colour Balls Set of 12

Colour Balls Set of 12

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$19.95
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Coco Counter Jar

Coco Counter Jar

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Tear Drop Bowls (Set of 5)

Tear Drop Bowls (Set of 5)

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Montessori Sorting Tray

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Three Component Tray

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Loose Parts Sorting Tray

Loose Parts Sorting Tray

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$49.95
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Australian Flora Set of 10

Australian Flora Set of 10

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$25.95
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Wooden Stars

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Round Woven Basket – Set of 3

Round Woven Basket – Set of 3

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Rectangular Divided Tray

Rectangular Divided Tray

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Wooden Rainbow Rings-My Happy Helpers

Wooden Rainbow Rings

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Goethe Felt Balls 5cm/36 pc

Goethe Felt Balls 5cm/36 pc

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Educational Play

$74.95
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Earth Felt Balls 3.5cm/7 pieces

Earth Felt Balls 3.5cm/7 pieces

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Educational Play

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Earth Felt Balls 3.5cm/28 pieces

Earth Felt Balls 3.5cm/28 pieces

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Educational Play

$17.95
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Earth Felt Rings Small Set - 7pc

Earth Felt Rings Small Set - 7pc

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Educational Play

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Marble Balls 7cm/4pc

Marble Balls 7cm/4pc

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Educational Play

$28.95
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Felt Sheets Earth White 160/2pc

Felt Sheets Earth White

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Creative Play & Crafts

$12.95
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Felt Sheets Earth Grey 243/2pc

Felt Sheets Earth Grey

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Earth Felt Squares - 7pc

Earth Felt Squares - 7pc

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Imaginative Play

$24.95
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Wooden Rainbow Coins-My Happy Helpers

Wooden Rainbow Coins

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Montessori Sorting Trays Set of 3

Montessori Sorting Trays Set of 3

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Creative Play & Crafts

$79.95
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Large Rectangular Tray

Large Rectangular Tray

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Educational Play

$29.95
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Earth Acorns - 7pc

Earth Acorns - 7pc

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$39.95
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Earth Coins - 21pc

Earth Coins - 21pc

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Imaginative Play

$84.95

What is Loose Parts Play?

Every parent has had at least one experience with Loose Parts Play. Remember the moment when your child opened a birthday or holiday gift and was more interested and excited to play with the box or the wrappings than the actual gift itself ?

Whether it’s packing peanuts, bubble wrap, or other loose parts, kids just love to play with the stuff. This is where the term loose parts play comes from.

The importance of Loose Parts Play

The idea of loose parts play was created by architect Simon Nicholson, who recognised the importance of loose part play. Encouraging children to play with open-ended materials is strongly connected to the development of creativity and critical thinking which is developed and enhanced as your child grows. To see this truth in reality, all we have to do is watch children at play with loose parts.

Loose Parts Play Ideas

You can find loose parts just about everywhere, from your kitchen to your garden. Here are just a few ideas for play:

• Create faces using leaves, twigs, and flowers

• Make a river with a blanket and build a bridge with sticks and string

• Create a track for cars using boxes, bricks, and toilet roll inserts

• Design mosaic with pasta, washers, beads, and shells

• Celebrate the season from things foraged from the garden

The list of materials is virtually infinite as are the creative ways they can be used. The only limit is your child's imagination.

How to Implement Loose Part Play

The beauty of loose part play is that you can encourage your children to do it at home or in the classroom. But before you begin, consider the age of the children you are playing with, so that you don’t give them materials that... Read More

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