16 June 2019, 11.00 – 16.00
Admission free, drop in

To coincide with their centenary, Montessori are once again holding their very popular Play Day at the V&A Museum of Childhood.

Meet the designer behind the Montessori Centenary Children’s Garden, Jody Lidgard, practitioners from Montessori Centre International, storyteller Olivia Armstrong and more, take part in activities specially designed for your little ones, and get inspirations for outdoor play in nature.

Collaborative Garden Drawing with Jody Lidgard
11.00-13.00 & 14.00-16.00, all ages
Draw and write your ideas for a dream children’s garden on a large collaborative sketch board. An activity with Jody Lidgard, the designer behind the Montessori Centenary Children’s Garden at Chelsea Flower Show 2019.

Montessori Rooms
11.00-15.30, ages 0-4
Visitors will be invited to explore the Montessori approach to teaching, based around hands-on learning and collaborative play. Tutors from Montessori Centre International will share fun, creative and useful techniques for parents to apply at home to help their child’s learning.
• Mulberry Room: Art and Expressive Play
• Hickory Room: Heuristic Play and Activities
• Cole Room: Baby Sensory Play
• Summerly Room: Montessori Videos

Nature Storytelling with Olivia Armstrong
11.15, 12.45 & 14.15
Join in for a multi-sensory storytelling for ages 0-4 (11.15 & 12.45) and all ages (14.15).

Little Hands Playtime: wood
11.00-13.00, Make it Happen Area, ages 0-4
Come and explore a selection of play resources made of wood with your little ones.

Arts & Crafts: nature collage
14.00-16.00, all ages
Get inspired by the shapes you can find in the nature to create a collage.