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THE TRUSTED EXPERTS IN HEURISTIC PLAY

Igniting children's imagination since 2017

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What is heuristic (hyoo-ris-tic) play?

Heuristic play is about supporting curiosity, wonder, imagination and free exploration. Our open ended, play items, allow children to select, explore, manipulate and compare items with each other. During their play, the child is engaged in their own learning while building their own opinions about what the object can or can't do. 

These type of open ended play items are often referred to as “Loose Parts”. Loose parts are materials that can be explored in multiple ways. They are materials with no specific set of directions that can be used alone or combined with other materials.

It's the BEST way to engage and ignite children's imagination!

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Choose from our range of Heuristic Sets

Our heuristic sets are designed to grow with your child as they develop through the different stages of play. 

Give your child the gift of PLAY and boost your little ones brain power, through the endless educational benefits

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Build Your Own Loose Parts Collection

Our collection of loose parts offers many options to: add to your collection of existing loose parts, buy in bulk for your ECE setting or create your own bespoke heuristic set -

Endless options for play! 

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How does heuristic play benefit my child?

The natural connections children make to formal learning through the use of open ended and naturalistic resources should be a motivation to all adults to ensure that these are freely available to young children both indoors and outdoors

Eric Erickson

Play is the highest form of research

Albert Einstein

When children interact with loose parts, they enter a world of “what if” that promotes the type of thinking that leads to problem solving and theoretical reasoning. Loose parts enhance children’s ability to think imaginatively and see solutions, and they bring a sense of adventure and excitement to children’s play.

Daly and Beloglovsky, 2015

Children learn as they play. Most importantly, in play children learn how to learn

O. Fred Donaldson

"Parent, teacher, educator & child approved!

Join the hundreds of ECE services and families across New Zealand & Australia, who are already enjoying the daily benefits of heuristic play!"

Angela Stone

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Top tips for building a trusting relationship and strong attachment, using communication

Top tips for building a trusting relationship and strong attachment, using communication

Top tips for building a trusting relationship and strong attachment, using communication: Talk to your baby tell them what you are doing while you are doing things with and to them; Read read read; Sing songs to your baby; Listen to a wide range of music with your baby & use baby sign language.

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GETTING BACK TO BASICS: Creative ideas for outdoor adventures

Stephanie Grant, mother to two gorgeous (but utterly exhausting) little boys and creator/founder of organic small batch made baby food, Little Pot...
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SOCIAL STAGES OF CHILDREN'S PLAY

We can all agree that there is nothing better than watching your child at play and having fun but you have you ever stopped to think about HOW they play?