Loose parts resources.

What are loose parts?

Loose parts are materials that can be moved all around the room and used in endless ways. There are essentially no limits to what can be used.

Why Loose Parts?

The versatility of these materials provides children with virtually endless ways to create. Access to a variety of transient materials during play and exploration aids in the following:

  • Problem Solving
  • Engineering
  • Creativity
  • Concentration
  • Hand-eye coordination
  • Fine motor development
  • Gross motor development
  • Language and vocabulary building
  • Mathematical thinking
  • Scientific thinking
  • Literacy
  • Social/emotional development
  • The list goes on and on…

P2 enjoy accessing a range of loose parts, but as I’m sure you can imagine we could always use more.

If if you were able to donate anything which we could use we would be really grateful.  The key is having a fair amount of each type of thing.

Suggested items include ( but are not limited to…)

Glass nuggets


silicon cupcake cases

Milk bottle top lids



Small smooth pebbles

dolly-type clothes pegs



Wooden curtain rings

we look forward to using your unwanted treasures to support us in our learning !