Why would I?
Why Would I? And when?
Loose part, heuristic play encourages investigation and curiosity! Together, these materials and philosophies are the key to it all. They are open. Open to interpretation from your capable, inquisitive baby! Your baby can’t fail, your baby can’t become frustrated, your baby doesn’t need you to show them how to do it, or fix it. There is no right or wrong way to interact with them and that is the beauty. Let your child be the actor, director and script writer in their own play.
We advise to offer these items to your baby and respectfully observe their play. This can be as young as 8 weeks old by placing an item close by for observation. Provide your baby with lots of time to explore each day so there is possibilities for growing knowledge and revisiting their ideas. No matter the age of the child, the items can slot into your child’s current understandings and stage of development. They are free of restrictions and as the heuristic play develops so does the opportunities for creativity, imagination, confidence and positive learning associations that affirm your babies’ capabilities.