Loose Parts Play – A Toolkit 2019

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Welcome to the second edition of this toolkit. Since 2016, when it was first published under Scotland’s Play Strategy, we have seen a burgeoning of loose parts play in schools and nurseries, play, care, childminding and out of school settings. Across the country, education and play practitioners are building
a body of knowledge from their experiences of facilitating play and, at the same time, managing an array of challenges that come from the introduction of loose parts.

This toolkit aims to:

  • increase the number of children and teenagers with access to loose parts play as part of their daily lives
  • increase adults’ confidence in introducing loose parts play within play, early learning and childcare, education, care, health, environmental and community settings
  • raise awareness of the value of loose parts to children’s play
  • provide practical guidance to those who work with children and young people of all ages.

This toolkit was written by Theresa Casey & Juliet Robertson as part of delivering the Play Strategy.

Resource type: Toolkit
Categories: Play Activities