Child development has evolved rapidly in the past few years. Studies have found that children are maturing quicker than ever before. For instance, kids from the 90’s knew nothing about the existence of gadgets, knowing how to operate them was a far fetched idea. However, with 21st-century kids, things have changed massively.
The physical, mental and emotional growth of a baby now begins from an early age such as 3-5 years. Failing to give them the proper environment to learn, develop and grow can hinder their intellectual grasp compared to other children who may have.
This is where a “Montessori Playroom” is such a great concept - it has a large focus on education and enhanced learning for toddlers from an early age. It encourages a child’s independence by putting everything within their reach and at their level. This includes all of the furniture, their clothing, their toys, books and play areas.
A simple, colourful, and inviting play-space fosters a child's internal desire to explore and play while building vocabulary and developing problem-solving skills in the home environment.
The setup of a child’s playroom can make a huge difference in how often they choose to play in it or not, if done right, it proves highly fruitful both for the growing child and the parent.
To make sure you build the best Montessori playroom for your baby, we have laid out a list of all the important things that your child’s Montessori should have.
1. Simple playroom
Montessori playrooms should have a simple and limited number of toys/activities for the child.
Having a limited number of activities allows the child to focus better and master activities successively, rather than jumping from activity to activity without ever completing or mastering any of them.
Montessori guides strongly recommend only around 8-10 toys/activities in your playroom. However, it might get difficult for parents to effectively plan the perfect 8-10 toys for their child.
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2. Activities Within The Child’s Height
Everything in the child’s playroom should be placed at their level so that they can both see it and easily reach it thus allowing them to pick it out and put it back when finished.
Moreover, the Montessori approach emphasizes the idea of always having toys on display rather than having them hidden away in a toy box. This will ensure that they constantly engage with them.
3. Open Space For Movement
Having open space in the room allows for plenty of movement, which is essential for promoting gross motor skills in young children.
An open area also creates maximum flexibility and lets children navigate easily between areas and explore their independence.
It is important to include a cosy space in the playroom. This is often the space where the baby sits to rest or recover from an upsetting moment.
This could be anything that you think your child would like. It could be natural light in your play space, a small tent, a large round kids cushion to sit and read or snuggle on, some artwork and a nice plant on the shelf etc. To make things cosier for your child try one of our Portable Kids Teepee Tents.
Reorganising a play space can be an overwhelming task for parents to accomplish, but once accomplished you won’t regret it. So buckle up and go for it.
Guides suggest that parents must consider doing this task when your child isn’t around. It will ensure an easier transition into a new space. Besides, it’s difficult to accomplish this task while your child undoes everything you do. The goal of this space is to foster creativity and independence right at home.