Staying organized in today's busy world is getting harder and harder to do.
Especially when it comes to children.
Staying organized with ART SUPPLIES is a whole different ballgame, and because of its inherently "messy" nature, many teachers and families shy away from art with their kids.
In the Reggio-inspired world, art is a language with which kids first learn to communicate. In fact, the atelier is a very important, dedicated space for art creation and experimentation in Reggio-inspired schools.
Art holds tremendous power for kids - to express feelings, fears, dreams and ideas. Giving children tools, and presenting them in a thoughtful, organized and beautiful way, invites kids in to explore, and use this language in creative ways.
I believe that art supplies (and other toys/materials) should be VISIBLE, and within kids' reach.
This way, they can make independent choices and not feel thwarted by always having to ask permission. (always asking for help and permission...