Loose Parts: Little Mandala CoinsGrapat £9.35
- 36 small counters in 3 shades of blue
- Sorting, counting and pattern-making
- Supports maths
These small wooden mandala counters from Grapat are great for developing mathematical thinking, especially counting and times tables especially. Children also love to explore patterns and make circular mandala-style pictures with the shapes. They can also be used in small worlds and imaginative play. Handmade from sustainable wood and stained with non-toxic colours.
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.