Toddler Book: Sharing Art With Toddlers in the Montessori Way: An Introduction to Art Exploration
Sharing Art With Children in the Montessori Way: An Introduction to Art Exploration is designed specifically for the Toddler Montessori classroom. The book contains 36 lessons organized into three key disciplines: drawing, painting, and collage and three-dimensional work. The lessons are written in standard Montessori format to provide toddlers with open-ended explorative art experiences. All visual examples are created by toddlers. The appendix is complete with a brief history of each discipline, glossary of materials, and art shelf recommendations.
The Language of Art Toddler
The Language of Art Toddler – is an art education material designed specifically for sharing with toddlers. This work introduces children to the vocabulary of art by having them look for shapes and colors on visual art cards. The material consists of 96 visual image cards and 48 command cards in the following six categories: circles, squares, triangles, ovals, rectangles and rhombuses in primary and secondary colors. The Language of Art Toddler can be used with one child or with a group of children.
Art Look – Art Appreciation Material
Art Look – Art Appreciation Material is a visual art appreciation material designed to hang on the wall at the children’s eye level. This material consists of 108 (8.5 x 11 inch) art image cards. The image cards represent six different art genres: abstract, representational, textile, artful objects, sculpture, and realism. By introducing a new visual image each week, children will experience the vast diversity of art, learn to appreciate the art of others, and ultimately understand and respect their own artistic visions. Organized into three groups, there are enough cards to introduce a new image card each week for three 36-week school years.