Maria Montessori believed that children needed the freedom to explore independently in nature. She emphasized independence in children and believed a teacher’s role was to prepare the environment so that children can best learn from it. A mud kitchen is a prepared outdoor environment that helps children explore on their own and interact with nature and their environment. Montessori’s philosophy is that children begin exploring the world around them using their five senses at birth. Sensorial work teaches children to organize their environment, classify objects, develop logical thinking, and learn perspective, discrimination, and order. This work refines a child’s senses and develops motor skills and coordination.
Life Skills: development through use of real tools in play situations
Social Skills: mud kitchen play encourages cooperation, sharing, negotiating and joint play
Fine Motor Skills: develop and improve upon manual dexterity, finger grasp, and coordination with child size utensils
Open Ended Play, Imaginative Play and Role Play: storytelling through imaginative role play
Early Math Skills: measuring, weighing, filling, and emptying
Early Literacy Skills: language development through descriptive words, scientific questioning and exploration
Sensory Integration and Sensory Play: sensory experiences through a combination of natural materials
Montessori Outdoor Sensory Station
Overall size 47” x 24”W. Includes adjustable trough and rocket style pump. Pump water from your bucket into the trough, collect the water by unplugging the drain, move water back under pump to resume. Provides hours of fun for children from one to six years of age. Table can be adjusted from 18″ to 23″ high. Components are made of specially formulated recycled HDPE plastic based materials that will not rot, crack, peel or splinter. HDPE (High Density Polyethylene) is impervious to insects and bacteria; requires no maintenance; is non-toxic; and is unaffected by severe weather or direct sunlight. The easy to clean surfaces never require painting or sealing and are mold and mildew resistant. Paint, ink, and other substances will not permeate the plastic, which prevents permanent staining. Just clean with any standard cleaner or power wash for a bright crisp look for many years to come! MADE IN THE USA by Kids’ Station Outdoors
Vegetable and Pizza Topping Sensory Stones
Explore food groups and role play making good nutritional choices with mud kitchen safe play stones!
Stainless Steel Pots, Pans and Utensils for fine motor development!