The Scrapstore PlayPod is based on the Theory of Loose Parts. The theory advocates that the more loose elements in a play space that a child can pick up, move and manipulate the more playful interaction they can achieve. So if children have access to a range of materials which have no defined purpose, they will access a wider range of play types and be more inventive in the ways, and in what, they play.
Article 31 "We have the right to play and relax"
Research has shown that the introduction of the play Pod:
- Significantly fewer incidents and accident
- Children returning to class ready to learn
- Empowered lunchtime staff
- Positive parental responses
See the Play Pod in action: