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Resources for playing – providing loose parts to support children’s play



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Resources for playing – providing loose parts to support children’s play

Author: Play Wales
Date: July 2017

This toolkit has been developed to support those working in play, early years and education settings to provide loose parts play.

It aims to:

  • raise awareness of the value of loose parts play and its place within children’s play
  • provide practical guidance about loose parts play for those who work with children and teenagers
  • recommend the use of loose parts when developing play opportunities at home, at school and in the community.

In this toolkit, we include examples and quotes from settings that are using loose parts as part of their play provision. These come from a range of settings, including early years and childcare, schools and community-based projects.

This publication is based on Loose Parts Play, a toolkit co-authored by Theresa Casey and Juliet Robertson. Originally produced by Inspiring Scotland, in collaboration with Scotland’s Play Strategy Group and funded by the Scottish Government. It has been adapted, with their kind permission, to reflect the context and legislative background of Wales.

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