A system of education for young children that seeks to develop natural interests and activities rather than use formal teaching methods.
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.
A good place to purchase Montessori style furniture is IKEA.