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Organized Montessori Playroom for kids and toddlers

How to Set up a Montessori Playroom - Less is More

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Whenever you think about redesigning a room in your home, your end goal is likely to make it an inviting space. A space you are drawn to and desire to spend time in.  

The same is true for your child’s space, especially when you are setting up an area where they will be spending a lot of time learning and discovering through play.  

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What You Need to Know About Loose Parts Play

One reason we are big fans of loose parts play is that it allows for a creative outlet. One child might use colored wood pieces to create a design on the floor (similar to a mandala) while another could decorate the top of their castle with the same colored pieces. Each child will interpret the materials differently and it is always so cool to witness the variation and interpretation of the materials. 
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The Benefits of Making Potions

The Potion Board™ is one of our most popular boards to date, and a Creative Learning Co.™ original design!  The versatility of this Learning Board™ allows for hours of fun. It supports all kinds of learning skills through wet or dry sensory play!
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Creative Ideas for Extending Play with the Coin Board™

When it comes to open-ended play, simple is often better. We love the Coin Board™ because it can easily be used for a wide range of ages and levels to help improve: 

  • Fine Motor Development 
  • Hand-Eye Coordination  
  • Coin and Number Recognition 
  • Counting Skills 
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Creative Ways to Play with Your A-Maze-ing Rainbow Board™

This sealed beechwood board is double-sided for double the fun! One side has a rainbow and the other side has a maze/labyrinth. Twenty wooden balls come with your initial order, but any 1” ball or marble will work perfectly to slide and swirl around this board! 
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All About Our Art Easel Board™

We’re here to create products that help you foster moments of creativity and opportunities for your child’s creative side to soar!  

The Art Easel Board™ will be well-loved over the years to come as your little artist grows, creates, and uncovers new skills and techniques to perfect their masterpieces.

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Favorite Fillers for Sensory Play

The best thing about open-ended, sensory play is that there are so many different ways to make it new and exciting again. Simply change the theme, filler, tool, or board—and uncover even more hours of exploration!  

Here at The Creative Learning Co., we want to be a resource for you as you discover that creative play doesn’t have to be complicated in order to be loads of fun for everyone!  

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How to Choose Your First Learning Board™

Our Learning Boards™ are designed to help foster open-ended play in your little explorer’s day-to-day lives. We continue adding new boards all the time to keep things exciting and engaging!  

Learning boards make it easy for both parent and child to enjoy play-based learning. It’s easy to start a new activity or cover a new skill simply by swapping out the board.  

How to Foster Open-Ended Play

How to Foster Open-Ended Play

Open-ended play is when we give our children the freedom to play and explore without rules or instructions. When our children are free to imagine, create, and engage with the materials available to them—they begin building the foundation for all other developmental leaps. 
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The Importance of Open-Ended Play

Here at The Creative Learning Co., we believe in letting young children learn through play. The early years are crucial for brain development and engaging their imagination. Hands-on learning without a formal structure around the toy or activity provides a solid foundation for your child to continue to build off for years to come.