Loose parts are your child’s gateway to creativity and problem-solving. Loose parts let them choose and use the materials as they want, and allow them to create and experiment without a pre-determined outcome. With just a jar of beads, your child can thread, pour, sort, match, roll, float and use in their small worlds and imaginative play. The possibilities really are endless. Can you think of another toy that offers so much variety? We can't.
Grapat loose parts (also know as mandalas for their pattern-making potential) are a great place to start. Beautiful and tactile, they're the epitome of open-ended play. They can also be used to add detail to small world play and colour to sorting activities.
Read more about loose parts play in our handy guide.