The Montessori bed is characterized by being flush with the floor. In this way the child can access and descend with total independence.
From what age can they sleep in a Montessori bed? I will not tire of repeating that each child is different. If they dare, they can start using the beds at an early age and only for naps. And to feel completely comfortable, they can reinforce security by surrounding the mattress with cushions. In case the baby turns and falls, the pillows can amortize the fall.
As the child grows, they can adapt the bed to their needs, but without ceasing to respect the first rule: that they can access and get out of bed on their own.
Here you can carry out other activities that will enhance the emotional development of your children.
The library can be created with a basket containing books or you can choose to assemble a piece of furniture.
It is a library that is divided into two: one goes against the wall and at the height of the adult. This is going to be the main library that contains all the books. On the floor and at the height of the child, a smaller library will be placed and it will contain the books that will be used that day or week.
The folding Tower has a double duty: it can be used as a learning tower, and it can also be folded into a table with a seat included.
It is a furniture that makes it easier for the child to access kitchen furniture. When they climb the tower, they are at the same height as the adult, and in this way they can participate in household chores such as cooking or washing dishes.
The Montessori tower is a furniture that makes it easier for the child to access kitchen furniture. When they climb the tower, they are at the same height as the adult, and in this way they can participate in household chores such as cooking or washing dishes. But what differentiates the tower from other furniture is that its design makes the child safe, without the danger of falling.
Incorporating a set of shelves into the child’s spaces is very important.
There are different types and designs of shelves. The most important thing is that they respect the main goal: that they are at the child’s level so that the child can access the activities on his own.
One of the functions of the shelves is to create a visual order where the child can observe the activities and freely choose which one to work with. Also, they generate an organization level where I can order the activities from simplest to most complex or separate them by categories.
Ideally, choose between 6 to 10 activities to work per week. The rest of the materials are advised to keep them in a place where the child cannot see them but can access them if necessary.
If this is not an option, you can keep all activities on the shelves but in an organized way. The best way is to get boxes or baskets and organize the activities by category, for example: blocks, cars, animals …
With this information, I hope that you will understand the role that each element plays in the child’s room.
For a wardrobe to be Montessori it is important that it fulfill two functions:
ONE that is at the child’s level and TWO that the child has easy access to the clothes they need for the everyday. The design can vary, today there are many options and all are valid as long as they fulfill those two functions.
As Montessori wardrobes are generally quite small, the idea is not to use them to store ALL the child’s clothes, but to leave the clothes they need for everyday use: underwear, pajamas, shoes, socks, etc.