Montessori Home Areas

A compilation of Montessori home area articles.

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Children’s Cooking Utensils: Master List of Montessori Cooking Tools

If you are looking to get started with Montessori in your home, there is no better place than Practical Life activities right in your kitchen. Before you get started, though, you are going to need some children’s cooking utensils. You may be wondering why small size cooking utensils are preferable over the ones you have …

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Montessori Potty Training 101: Tips, Tricks, and Book Recommendations

In this article, you will learn what Montessori potty training is and how you know your child is ready for this process. You will also learn how to prepare your child’s potty learning environment and get book recommendations for yourself and your child. Montessori potty training 101 No discussion of parenting a toddler is complete …

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The Montessori Learning Tower: Why You Need One and Which Is The Best

If you have heard of Montessori, you have likely heard about the Montessori learning tower. This very neat furniture item is a mainstay in many Montessori homes. Why should you get one, though? When should you get a learning tower? What is the best brand of learning tower? What about safety? There are so many …

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About the Montessori Floor Bed: Read before you Buy

Why are Montessori Beds on the floor? If you’re new to the Montessori educational method, you might not have heard about the floor bed yet. Or maybe you’ve heard of them, but aren’t sure what they are or what their benefits might be. The idea of a floor bed was conceptualized by Maria Montessori – …

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child working in the prepared environment of a Montessori classroom.

Why is the Prepared Environment so Important in Montessori?

What is the Prepared Environment? The prepared environment is an organized, clean, spacious, warm, and inviting space in which learning and activities take place in Montessori. Classrooms and home learning spaces, alike. Materials are visually appealing, complete, and ordered specifically to aid in a child’s development. All materials are on low shelves for accessibility. Furniture …

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Toy Rotation Guide: Common Questions Answered

Thinking about implementing a toy rotation system but you have no idea where to start? This guide was designed to help you eliminate toy clutter and create more meaningful play experiences for your child.   I’ve attempted to answer all of the most commonly asked questions about rotation and how to get started. What is …

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Creating A Yes Space For Your Baby

You may have heard the term “yes space” in the Montessori and RIE circles but are unsure of what it means or how exactly to go about creating a yes space in real life. You will get the answers to your questions, as well as photos to use as reference in this article. What is …

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Montessori Playroom – Complete Guide to Setting Up a Play Area

In this article, you will learn why, how, and where you should set up your Montessori playroom. You will also learn how to set up each space, such as art, reading, and gross motor areas. How to create a Montessori playroom So, you’ve got kids and you’ve got a room. Your idea was for them …

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Child's reading nook using child-sized Montessori furniture.

Montessori Furniture: How to Implement it at Home

Montessori: How to implement Montessori furniture into your home Imagine everything around you being gigantic. Imagine that you have to climb onto the chairs at your kitchen table by swinging one leg over and then pulling yourself up, or imagine having to wait for someone to lift you into your seat. Now, imagine being a …

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