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Thursday Inspiration: Montessori Toddler Room Ideas

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A system of education for young children that seeks to develop natural interests and activities rather than use formal teaching methods.

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Finnian’s Montessori Toddler Room
Image source: ApartmentTherapy.com

As we begin to transition our son to his own bedroom I began looking at options for how to set up his space.  The one style that seems safe and nurturing is the “Montesori” style.  I personally consider a floor bed much safer than a crib.

Children’s bedrooms should clearly reflect their personalities and current interests.  Below are some tips from montessori.org.

  • Accessible (and limited) toys
  • Floor bed
  • An accessible closet
  • Make sure that your child’s clothes chest has drawers that are the right height for him or her to open and look inside. Label the drawers: underwear, socks, etc.
  • Decorate the walls with high quality art prints of children or animals hung at the child’s eye level.
  • Even though on their own they may tend to create chaos, young children have a tremendous need and love for an orderly environment.
  • Everything should have its own place and the environment should be organized to make it easy for the child to maintain a neat, well organized atmosphere.

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A good place to purchase Montessori style furniture is IKEA.

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