Loose Parts Play: A Theory
This digital information page is a valuable printable resource in helping people to understand the theory of loose parts play.
“In any environment, both the degree of inventiveness and creativity, and the possibility of discovery, are directly proportional to the number and kind of variables in it.”
- Simon Nicholson, Architect
Loose parts is a theory of design are open-ended materials that do not have a specific purpose and can be used in a myriad of ways. They can be use on their own, or in combination with other parts. The elements can be designed and redesigned in endless ways, as children manifest their creativity through designing their play.
An illustrated blog article unpacking these ideas will be coming soon!