"Loose parts are objects and materials that children can move, manipulate, control, and change within their play. With endless possibilities of play, they provide a high level of creativity and choice and develop children’s imagination. Children often prefer playing with boxes, sticks, rocks, water, sand, and ropes that can be manipulated in whatever way they choose over traditional toys that have limited flexibility and play value. It has often been observed that children presented with a gift will play longer with the box than with the toy that was in it."
[Source: Play and Playground Encyclopedia]
We have a wide variety of natural, eco-friendly and sustainable loose parts and DIY items. Ranging from pine cones to hardwood offcuts, wood slices through wood shavings and DIY ornament hangers, there's something for everyone.