I have been traveling a lot lately - well, at least a lot more than usual. In one hotel room, I found this.
The hotel had taken time to give me a personal welcome, and I had a much better experience for it.
As we plan activities and set up our spaces, we must create welcoming spaces.
Place materials in a pleasing arrangement so kids will want to use them.
I sometimes add words, pictures, verses, or sentences to suggest ideas for kids.
But mostly the materials should be placed to welcome kids into exploration.
Check out Sherry and Donna's blog for Irresistible Ideas for creating attractive, welcoming spaces. They are so much better at it than I am.
But I'm learning that arranging materials in a welcoming way encourages kids to play and learn.
What are your best ways to create welcoming spaces?