Process Art

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10 Father’s Day Crafts For Toddlers and Preschoolers

Father’s Day is coming up and will be here before you know it. Now is the time to get started on those kids crafts.  Hopefully, you got some great Mother’s Day gifts and want to do something special in return. As a Preschool Teacher, I’ve had to come up with lots of Father’s Day crafts …

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toddler pressing nature materials in air dry clay.

20 Montessori Outdoor Activities for Toddlers and Preschoolers

Now that Spring is here, you may be looking for some fun Montessori outdoor activities. If you’re participating in the 1000 hours outside maybe you’re finding it hard to engage your children outside. As Sue discussed in her last post, outdoor play is crucial in a child’s development. (Read more here). So, it’s important to …

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Loose Parts Play: Benefits, Materials, and Activity Ideas

In 1971, in London, England, a fascinating editorial piece written by the architect, Simon Nicholson was published. It outlined the benefits of, and the need for children to participate in, loose parts play. Loose parts play is a type of open-ended play wherein a child is left up to their own devices to create and …

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DIY Montessori baby mobile: black and white balls on left and image of yellow, red and blue on right.

What Baby Mobile Is Best?: A DIY Montessori-Inspired Mobile Activity

What baby mobile is best? There are many different kinds of baby mobiles out there, but which baby mobile is best for their development? Which baby mobiles are Montessori-aligned? As I discussed in my post about high contrast cards, a newborn’s eyesight is not fully developed when they’re born. They don’t see color and can …

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Process Art using Kitchen scrubber and paint.

51 Fun and Easy Process Art Activities for Toddlers and Preschoolers

In my previous post here, I discussed the importance of Process Art in Montessori and what exactly it is. Here I put together a list of purely process art activities for toddlers and preschoolers. While boredom isn’t bad, some kids don’t gravitate towards art as much as others, so you may need to engage them more …

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baby fingerpainting to improve fine motor skills.

Process Art Vs. Product Art: Why Process Art Is Important

Maria Montessori believed that children should be allowed freedom of expression and this includes artistic expression. How do you encourage your child to express themselves through art? By allowing them to be creative through Process Art. What is Process Art? Process Art is about the creative process of making the art, and not about the …

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