Why we love loose parts
Quantity over quality
The joy of loose part play is in having a large number of similar pieces. The more the better. The sheer number of objects inspires new kinds of play.
Rediscover everyday objects
You don't need fancy toys or special materials. Cotton reels, shells, nuts and bolts: anything will do.
Play without an end in mind. Explore the materials and go in whatever direction they suggest. Loose part play is about discovery.