What are the key components of a Montessori toddler kitchen? I am looking for an environment that: Promotes independence. Supports autonomy. Facilitates healthy eating and skill development. Is easy for the child to keep clean and tidy. Is purposeful and easy to use. Is as simple and uncluttered as possible. Is practical, logical and ordered, where everything has a place and everything has a purpose. Empowers the child. Is warm and inviting. It is important that the space has everything the child needs to complete the task from start to finish. Here is a snapshot of Otto's little kitchen area.... Read more →