Thinking about loose parts in school
Author: Play Wales
Date: September 2020
This information sheet aims to provide practitioners in the education sector with advice about the use of loose parts play materials. It looks at the use of loose parts play at playtime and in the classroom.
It presents a range of research into loose parts playtime interventions as well as reporting on the findings from a specific lunchtime study. It offers examples and tips about how the use and provision of loose parts in a school setting supports child-led learning. The information sheet also contains a useful appendix with research about how play and playing support children’s learning, development, physical activity, health and wellbeing.