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Loose parts play toolkit


Inspiring Scotland has published Loose Parts Play – A toolkit co-authored by Theresa Casey and Juliet Robertson to encourage adults in the play, early years and education sectors to feel more comfortable and confident about introducing loose parts play within their settings.

The toolkit aims to:

  • Raise awareness of the value of loose parts to children’s play
  • Provide practical guidance about loose parts play to those who work with children and young people of all ages
  • Advocate the use of loose parts as an approach to developing play opportunities at home, school and in the community.

The toolkit will be useful for people working with children and young people across all age ranges, in many types of setting including schools, health and early learning and childcare settings, and for organisations that seek to engage children and families. This may include those who design or manage public spaces and visitor attractions, the creative sector, event organisers and businesses which provide services to families.

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