Montessori At Home Mondays with Marie Mack
Small Space Montessori Setup
I am excited to be back for part four of our Montessori At Home Monday’s series.
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We all shared one bathroom in our small home. We did a couple of things for the children in the bathroom to keep with their Montessori homeschooling.
The left picture is a station I setup for Avalyn to practice her care for self. A tray with a brush and small mirror next to her bows was perfect. Everything at child level.
The middle picture is a space for toilet learning. The mat helped keep that a defined space and Avalyn had everything she needed to work on her potty learning.
The right picture is a little setup in the bathtub. Each child has their own washcloth, cup, and toothbrush. Samuel also has a small container for shampoo/body wash. This helped him with using a small amount. Some parents worry about their young children pouring out the entire bottle of shampoo and this is how we avoided that being a problem, but still allowed Sam to work on his independence.
Many Montessori homes have a learning tower for the children to use in the kitchen or other areas of the house. This is a wonderful tool to help children step up in order to be at a level to work on the counter. At the time we started using Montessori in our home, we did not have the money to buy a learning tower and ended up with this painter’s stool. We LOVE it. It is light enough for our children to move it around easily and very sturdy.
Above, you see Avalyn has moved the stool to the dryer to turn it on while helping me do laundry.
Check back next Monday for our Small Space Montessori Setup post where wrap up the end of our series and I’ll give you a tour of our kitchen and all the Montessori learning setup there.
About Marie Mack
Marie is a work-at-home mother of two. She co- blogs at Montessori on a Budget with Kimberly Huff and Lisa Nolan. She is also a contributor to Confessions of a Montessori Mom blog. After much self-study and with a background in education, she chose to follow her own children in their education and created the blog Child Led Life. She would love to hear from you on Facebook, Pinterest, and G+.
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Where to Find Supplies
Many of the things you will need to make your home more Montessori and child friendly can be found easily at places like the Dollar Store, Target, and Walmart. You can also find a great selection of tools at For Small Hands, a company founded by a Montessori teacher.