free-play boxGrapat £43.30
Grapat's simple wooden free-play box provides a self-contained space for a child's game or activity. This dedicated framework has a profound effect on play - encouraging greater focus and allowing them to return again to an activity that might otherwise be cleared away, giving them ownership and security. Can also be used for sensory play when filled with tactile materials like rice or cornflakes. Old children will enjoy drawing their finger through sand to make marks and practise letter formation.
Dimensions: 45 x 65 x 7 cm
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.