For the Love of Tabletops

My obsession with tabletops (well, not the tops exactly…I’m getting to that) started when I was just a girl. ¬†I loved rooting¬†through desk drawers in search of little treasures to take back¬†to my table. Pompoms…yes! Watercolour paint…a¬†must have! Beads…oh, beads…swoon. ¬†I loved sitting at my table, working away, letting my imagination lead me to flow state.

Today, I’m surrounded by tabletop activities. ¬†As a kindergarten teacher, I set out¬†different tabletop activities for my students each morning. ¬†My job?¬†¬†Provide¬†simple supplies¬†and prompts. ¬†(I think it’s important not to control the experience…although, you know I’d like¬†to. #controlfreak) ¬†From there, children are encouraged¬†to let¬†their creativity and imagination guide the way. ¬†I love talking to each child¬†as they explore and question. ¬†A child’s tabletop is a place for wonder, creativity, and experimentation. ¬†With a little provocation, the possibilities are endless.

At home, I’m the mother of two young boys. Although much of our weekend is spent investigating a new park or combing the shoreline, my sons love to start each¬†morning¬†with a tabletop activity. ¬†Anything involving paint and sparkles is a favourite around here! ¬†(Keeping little hands busy while Mom and Dad get breakfast going, doesn’t hurt either!)

Join me on this adventure, as I document delightfully simple tabletop activities for young children.

Jennifer  Рxo

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