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Displaying and Hanging Children's Art - Independently

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I've been reading Creative Children's Spaces: Fresh and imaginative ideas for modern family homes by Ashlyn Gibson. It's not Montessori in approach but there are floor beds featured (house beds) and good art display options. I love the idea of using a restaurant tab (or check) grabber for displaying art, or prints, or photographs so much that I ordered some straight away.

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A young child can use them easily and independently. I am also a fan of the slightly industrial looks. Perhaps in our next house I will put one in the kitchen, or living area or near the children's art area?!? I love it!!

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It's so easy to use! The tab grabber has marbles in the internal compartment so it's best for ages three+ or in a fully supervised area. Our tab grabbers are 18 inch (in the UK)(similar in the US).

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I know in Montessori there isn't a big focus on displaying the children's art, and I think there are good reasons for this. But allowing the child to display what they choose works for us. There is no selection process, or anyone critiquing the art. I love to display photographs that the child picks out too. In our case, I'm aware that the pictures and photographs may go up and be pulled down a few times and end up crinkled, so I wouldn't allow my toddler to use any precious photographs or artwork. 

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They can be placed anywhere. Of course I suggest putting them at child height!

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I've only found this since installing ours, but there are white and sleeker designs, like the one pictured below. This looks fantastic and minimalistic. You could even hang a page from a calendar or for an older child their school timetable or sports training schedules. I read in a review that one person has it in their kitchen and hangs recipes on it. 

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This is the same one but in a school setting!

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