In my last newsletter I showed people a picture of our Montessori toddler classroom after we’d just started back to school after the summer break:
I’d made a few changes and I asked if people would like to have a look around. And it was a unanimous “yes please!”. So I did a little Facebook Live for you to give you a little tour of a Montessori toddler classroom.
The main changes to the classroom were for a couple of reasons:
- To free up some more floor space for children to roll out a mat to work on the floor or at a table
- To make a small space available for children 3+ years waiting to start school, whilst keeping younger toddlers (mostly) out of this area
- To provide seating near low tables for parents/carers to sit by their child to observe
- To relocate the personal care area for nose wiping, hair brushing to be located more centrally
I don’t like to make too many changes to the classroom as the children have such a strong sense of order. However, it’s also good to always see how we can use the environment to improve the flow and energy of the space. So far it seems to be working really well. Very happy with the changes.
Let’s take a look…
I hope you enjoyed the tour and got lots of inspiration for at home or your own classroom. Let me know what you think!