We’re very happy to welcome back Kylie from How We Montessori as a regular contributor on Hellobee!
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One thing most Montessori families agree on is the benefit of rotating toys and materials. Sure, children have their favourites and these can be left out for as long as you like. However rotating materials is a great way to continually engage and challenge the child. We also apply this principle to our art materials.
Our art cupboard is in a tiled open-space area where the children are easily supervised. They have low, child-sized tables to work on. We usually have three to four art activities out at a time.
We also present most of our art activities on a tray, Montessori style. This makes it really easy for the child to see what is in the tray and helps them to select which tray they would like use. Using these little trays also makes it easy for the child to carry the activity to their table and to pack it away.