Yesterday I spoke about the influence of Montessori in our home but I left out one of the most treasured gems we have:
our recently added nature table.
Keep in mind, we literally just assembled it this week. This is our very first nature table. There is much room for growth and improvement.
So far we have collected from our neighborhood pine cones, pine needles, acorns, tree bark, sticks, and little spikey balls that I still have to look up the proper name for. We also purchased some sea shells and smooth stones as we don’t live near a beach so we were unable to collect those outside.
We sorted everything into a wooden box with dividers and a glass lid, and left a magnifying glass near by for further inspection.
I think since its spring that we should probably add a small glass vase for all the dandelions that LittleMan will inevitably pick. Perhaps even a small terrarium might be nice. There is plenty of room on the table for both of those as well as maybe a a little bowl or two. I’m on the look out now for a mirror that we can place on the wall behind the table.by