A Montessori-inspired toddler room for Faith

Faith has been co-sleeping with us for many months. In the early days, she slept in her cot and when we thought we had sleep-trained her, problems arose. Teething, to be precise. She would cry in the middle of the night for a few times and I had to drag my feet to her room and soothe the poor fellow. In the end, I was so exhausted that I gave up and got her to sleep with us. I guess she gradually loved the idea and the security that she got from having her parents by her side and in the end, she refused to leave our room.

Poor us.

And we don’t fancy that idea. It HAS to stop.

So I did some reading up of montessori-inspired rooms and in doing so, wanted to chide myself for not doing more ‘research’ before the little one was born. Sigh! Oh, by the way, I am really into Montessori’s principles now and eagerly anticipating the few related books that I have purchased online. More homeschooling ideas. Yay!

Anyway, I have decided to transform Faith’s nursery and to do that, I have to give away some bulky items, namely the cot, playpen, and obviously toys that Faith has outgrown. It is not too hard to part with them since they are mainly hand-me-downs; we are that fortunate (and immensely thankful for the generous givers).

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 This is Faith’s very cluttered room and which has been left empty for a few months. I hope to turn it into a montessori-inspired room with the following ideas:

1. Create a calm environment.

2. Make their space at their scale. This can be anything from a child-size broom to a bed on the floor to hanging art at their level.

3. Everything has its place. On low lying shelves, put a selected group of activities for them to choose from.

4. Clean room without a lot of stuff. 

You may find these five tips for creating a Montessori inspired bedroom useful.

Some blogs for inspiration:

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Let’s just wait and see what the transformed room looks like in a few days’ time!

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One thought on “A Montessori-inspired toddler room for Faith

  1. Pingback: A montessori-inspired toddler room for Faith (Part II) | Raising Faith

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