One of the most open ended learning areas within the Early Years curriculum is construction play. Materials used within this type of play can be so varied and different. One such type of construction play material is what is termed ‘loose parts’. This refers to any man made or natural materials which can be used by children to learn through play. Here at JB this is a very often used resource for provoking children’s interests and stimulating their curiosity. Using such materials allows for endless opportunities to create and encourages our children to really stretch their imaginations. When children begin engaging with these loose parts, other children join, fabulous and amazing creations begin to develop and children develop their language as they interact.