How to Implement Montessori Small Furniture into your Home

Why is small furniture important to kids? 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. What about the couch? Imagine having trouble climbing onto the big comfortable couch to flip through your favorite book; that is childhood, though. Kids have to struggle to accomplish the simplest tasks! We all know that Montessori is big on preparing spaces for children for children to learn in, but what … Continue reading How to Implement Montessori Small Furniture into your Home

Toy Storage: 10 Reasons to Ditch the Toybox and Get Shelves

There is an alternative to a toybox Before I discovered Montessori, I just sort of went with the flow as far as toys go. My first child was young and we were lucky enough to have a family and friends that gave us lots of hand-me-down clothes and toys…lots and lots of toys. Did I mention toys? Too many toys Toys filled the toy box in her bedroom, toys were in bins in the living room, and toys were on the floor all over the house. Lots of plastic, lots of lights, and lots of noise! The mess drove me … Continue reading Toy Storage: 10 Reasons to Ditch the Toybox and Get Shelves