I like the idea of having the individual slates of stone for a harder surface for the children to roll and create play dough on. They can also explore all the different patterns and markings on the stones.
An atelier is a space of innovation, discovery and empathy. It provides children the opportunity to engage in long term projects, often in small groups, while exploring different types of materials and techniques. The atelier environment is a curriculum in itself, offering invitations to create, take risks and problem solve throughout the day.