I was asked recently how often I rotate materials on my children’s shelves. I always keep favourites on their shelves and rotate materials that haven’t been used for a while. Sometimes I may just change how I have displayed a material to see if that gains interest and if not, it will just go in our storage cupboard and brought back out at another time. To give you an idea what is currently on my 2 year old’s shelves (excluding play items and art materials);
Threading with large wooden beads, always popular.
Colourful pegs and a peg board.
Colour matching with large pegs.
A 3-piece jigsaw puzzle of an Australian koala. There is 4 Australian animals in this set and each one varies in difficulty (3-6 piece).
Wooden occupation puzzle.
Wooden shapes from a puzzle. My 2 year old is interested in shapes, colours and numbers at the moment.
A small wooden chalk board with coloured chalk.
Felt board and felt pieces and a lock/latch box.