The Benefits Of Loose Parts

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The Scrapstore PlayPod introduce a huge range of scrap materials such as cardboard tubes, tyres, lengths of material, netting, ropes, crates and bins into playtimes which extends the choices and possibilities of play for all children on a regular basis.  All of this business waste is sourced and donated from businesses for re use.

The unprescriptive nature of these loose parts in combination with children’s inventiveness and creativity results in them using the items in lots of different ways, enabling all ages, genders and abilities to find ways to play and socialise together. Let’s look at how they benefit from having these experiences.

Cardboard Tubes

(Source spools for thread)

 Great for building structures, developing resilience, problem solving and understanding properties of materials.

Great for building structures, developing resilience, problem solving and understanding properties of materials.

 Great props for children to use to develop imaginative or role play scenarios, developing narrative and expression.

Great props for children to use to develop imaginative or role play scenarios, developing narrative and expression.

 Useful tools to engage in playful combat, developing skills in gross and fine motor skills, practicing emotional regulation and ‘Playing out’ situations in a safe and emotionally secure environment. Children also learning about boundaries through taking risks in their play.

Useful tools to engage in playful combat, developing skills in gross and fine motor skills, practicing emotional regulation and ‘Playing out’ situations in a safe and emotionally secure environment. Children also learning about boundaries through taking risks in their play.

Computers & Keyboards 

 Excellent props for helping play out every day life situations helping children understand concepts such as work and relationships.

Excellent props for helping play out every day life situations helping children understand concepts such as work and relationships.

Woodchip Wheels

(Source roll endings for fabric)

 Allows children opportunities for 'deconstruction' developing skills in manipulation and fine motor skills as well as developing a better sense of understanding.

Allows children opportunities for 'deconstruction' developing skills in manipulation and fine motor skills as well as developing a better sense of understanding.

 Creates opportunities for problem solving a creating, making links and connections with other scrap. Great for social interaction and developing friendships whilst having great fun.

Creates opportunities for problem solving a creating, making links and connections with other scrap. Great for social interaction and developing friendships whilst having great fun.

 Adds risk and challenge into the play and helps children develop skills in managing risks for themselves.

Adds risk and challenge into the play and helps children develop skills in managing risks for themselves.

Fabrics

 Working together and collaborating in groups building dens, offices and many other types of wonderful creations.

Working together and collaborating in groups building dens, offices and many other types of wonderful creations.

 Working together and collaborating in groups building dens, offices and many other types of wonderful creations.

Working together and collaborating in groups building dens, offices and many other types of wonderful creations.

 Providing the backdrop and parts to childrens imaginative play.

Providing the backdrop and parts to childrens imaginative play.

We want to continue to make brilliant  play times for children all over the UK in more schools but we need your help.  We collect waste and are always looking for new items of scrap and new suppliers to donate to us to support better play times for children.   This service is free and we divert around 200 tonnes from landfill each year.


What We Collect

Materials we collect are wide ranging:

  • Production off cuts and by products

  • Rejected quality control batches

  • Bankrupt and redundant stock

  • Bulk quantities of unused raw materials, components and packaging

What Are The Benefits? 

By utilising our free service can benefit your organisation in many ways including. 

  • Reduced waste

  • Contribution to ISO 14001 / BS 8555

  • An annual certificate for CSR /waste audit trail purposes

  • Free collection - no charge

  • Quantities from a few boxes to 100s pallets

Please contact us with any queries or to discuss our services on 0117 3041780