There isn't necessarily anything "montessori" about a toddler snack tray. In fact, they are all over pinterest and most of them are more about keeping organized and limiting excessive snacking. At our house, we've been trying out a snack tray - with a bit of a montessori twist!
The twist is basically that we keep it at a height that Kale can reach. Kale is very independent and will help himself to a snack when he feels hungry. The advantage of having all the snacks in a tray is that he can easily handle it and we don't have to worry about an entire box of crackers ending up on the kitchen floor.
Kale enjoys being able to pick out his own snack and it's nice that the choices are all laid out for him. This limits the chances of him waking into the living room at 7pm with a box of a pasta and the fits that ensue when we tell him that it's too late for pasta.
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