Arthurlie Family Centre

Recyling – Can you help collect some milk bottle tops, buttons and shells?


We are collecting fabric for our play areas. Children thought Little Red Riding Hoods’ Granny’s House needed curtains. Do you have any old curtains including net curtains?

The children have made and displayed a poster asking for some items they like to play with at nursery which are usually binned. 

Can you help the children develop their interests in loose parts by collecting milk bottle tops, buttons and shells.


We are also looking for guttering or pipes to make a waterwall and tree stumps for our outside space.


Loose parts

Loose parts are materials that can be moved, carried, combined, redesigned, lined up, and taken apart and put back together in many different ways.

Outdoors can provide a variety of loose parts for use in play:stones, stumps, sand, gravel, fabric, twigs, wood, pallets, balls, buckets, baskets, crates, boxes, logs, rope, tyres and shells.

Why Loose Parts?

· Loose parts can be used anyway children choose.

· Loose parts can be adapted and manipulated in many ways.

· Loose parts encourage creativity and imagination.

· Loose parts can be used in combination with other materials to support imagination

· Loose parts encourage open ended learning.



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