Tuesday, July 21, 2009

Mats for Floor Work in the Montessori Classroom Setup

In our curriculum guides, we discuss using mats or carpets for floor-based projects that are frequently presented in the Montessori classroom.

Note that these carpets should be of a simple single color. Lines and patterns distract from a lot of the projects and equipment -- for example, setting up geometric shapes or different types of triangles involves looking at the lines of the equipment itself, so a patterned carpet does not work well.

Look for a carpet that is the size of a yoga mat, but made from a flat carpet. Avoid materials that bunch, wrinkle, or gather.

This beige floor mat is featured on the Nienhuis site.

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