Heuristic - Enabling a person to discover or learn something for themselves.

Heuristic Play - An activity children engage in to explore the properties of objects from the real world.

Loose parts - Objects and materials that children can move, manipulate, control, and change within their play. With endless possibilities of play, they provide a high level of creativity and choice and develop children's imagination.


Extended Philosophies:

Your little one will enjoy their new basket of treasures best if you are aware of the wider philosophies that influence our work within NavyBaby and the products we provide.





Please feel free to read online about the following; Heuristic Play, Loose Part Play, Yes Spaces, RIE®/educaring approach, The Emmi Pikler Approach.

In addition, we welcome your questions and queries and can offer great referenced articles on any parenting topic that reflects these philosophies closely.

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