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Heuristic Play and Loose Parts

Heuristic play with Loose Parts is a wonderful opportunity to capitalise on toddlers’ curiosity about the objects that make up the world around them. Indoors or Outdoors, using Loose Parts with Heuristic learning opportunities brings Play to Learn strategy to life.

The resources and Loose Parts that make up our collection are not the kinds of objects traditionally thought of as toys for young children but they provide equally valuable opportunities for extending children’s learning. There is no right and wrong way to play with Heuristic resources so everyone’s ideas are equally valid and worthwhile. The open ended nature of the resources means that all toddlers can explore and investigate in their own way, applying their own creative ideas and building on their own experiences.

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Red Storage Bins
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$13.99
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Red Storage Bins

$13.99

Ideal for any classroom situation, these strong plastic bins come in a variety of colours. Lids available separately.   Dimensions Measures 31 cm W x 21 cm D x 14 cm H (12-3/8" W x 8-1/8" D x 5-3/8" H)


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Glass Bead Bonus Bag - louisekool

Glass Bead Bonus Bag

$14.99

250g of assorted glass beads


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Wooden Attribute Beads - louisekool

Wooden Attribute Beads

$49.99

String together 144 beads in 4 shapes, 6 colours and 3 sizes. Includes 2 laces and a storage tub. Dimensions 1cm, 2cm, 2½cm (½", ¾" and 1")


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Transparent Tray with Rectangular Holders - louisekool

Transparent Tray with Rectangular Holders

$56.99

Transparent plastic tray for sorting and organizing small-scale materials. Objects sold separately. See item 109-202312 for Transparent Round Stones. Ages 1+.   Dimensions   55cm x 30cm x 4½cm (22" x 12" x 1.7") Compartments 9½cm x 8cm x 4cm (4" x 3" x 1½")


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Compartmentalized Storage Box - louisekool

Compartmentalized Storage Box

$78.99

Sturdy wooden box with 7 compartments and clear acrylic lid. Contents not included.   Dimensions 32cm x 23cm x 5cm (12½” x 9” x 2”)  


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