1 Exhibit artwork so that it reflects children's ideas and experiences. Ask children to help select items to be displayed. They may want you to write down why this particular work is meaningful to them. (For instance, they like the color, medium, or subject.)

2 Consider interesting groupings. Feature a specific theme, stress a particular color, or highlight a special medium.

3 Share artwork outside, as well as inside, the classroom. Use hallway and stairwell walls and other flat surfaces, such as doors, for your gallery.

4 Exhibit artwork in various stages. Include photos of the work in progress for documentation and so others can enjoy the process too.

5 Place artwork at children's eye level. Label the displays with large, easy-to-read letters and make up simple, but catchy, titles.

6 Handle work respectfully. Let children know that you appreciate and value their skills and creativity. Frame or mount their work attractively. (Use backgrounds with contrasting colors and interesting textures, such as burlap or corrugated cardboard.) Encourage the young artists to sign their own names. Be sure not to write on their work without permission. Take dictation on a separate strip of paper.

7 Showcase work in exciting ways. Instead of stapling work to bulletin boards, hang pictures with clothespins from clotheslines. You can use old tree branches to display mobiles. Create a free-standing kiosk with four display sides from a cardboard refrigerator carton.

8 Arrange special areas for fragile or three-dimensional work. Supply stable shelves or low tables to display wire and clay sculptures or woodwork. Use cardboard "shadow boxes" for added emphasis and protection.

9 Provide individual display space. Have each child choose her own small area of a bulletin board that has been divided into sections. Let her select and change dated samples to document her growth.

10. Organize a space where parents caa collect artwork. Designate the top compartment of the child's cubby as the "art shelf" or create an art "mailbox" from a large, partitioned, cardboard beverage carton turned on its side.