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The theory of “Loose Parts” is a lot sturdier than it may sound. It’s rather simple, but its impact could be game changing in the world of play. So, what is it exactly?In 1972, Simon Nicholas -an architect and theorist- suggested that “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.” This is the basis of the theory of loose parts, which is elaborated upon by Lisa Daly and Miriam Beloglovsky in their book “Loose Parts: Inspiring Play in Young Children."What the book does is bring Nicholas’ ideas to the learning environments of today. The loose parts theory can benefit modern children by allowing them the freedom of creative thinking through play, and discovery via an environment where there are many options. Creativity is ignited through a multitude of everyday objects like wood, stones, leaves, sand, blocks, chairs, buttons; anything you can think of actually. The key is to have a wide variety of objects, and a good selection so that children are allowed to let their imaginations run rampant, never really dealing with a “wrong” way to do, build, or construct something.The other way the theory positively affects children though, is removing them from the digital landscape. The loose parts theory put into practice includes no technology; only the mind. It offers healthy, invigorating, and mentally stirring experiences without the pressures or constraints of modern technology; creativity without boundaries to bolster brain activity and in turn heighten intelligence. Imagine how this could change your classroom or playroom environment?Loose Parts are coming soon to the Nunu Toys Web site. Sign up for our newsletter to be notified when they are available