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Creating Your Montessori Playroom


Montessori-based play allows individualised learning centred around your child's interests and gives them the freedom to experience, explore and learn at their own pace. 
So how do you create the ideal Montessori playroom or play area at home for your child? These simple tips will help you create a play space that will encourage your child to develop and learn independently through play.

Shelves and Organisation

Keep The Space Clear & Organised

    Avoid an overwhelming choice of toys and clutter. Use low shelving to display and keep your core toys and play items categorised and organised and ensure easy access to allow your child to self-explore. Try not to hide toys away; allowing clear access will encourage your child to engage. Everything in a Montessori playroom has its place; this structure makes it easy for your child to find and choose the toy they want to interact with and encourages your child to clean up after playtime by putting their toy back in its place. 

    Rotate the Toys

      Provide 8-10 toys for your child to play with; this will help them focus and explore rather than jumping from toy to toy. You can refresh weekly by rotating to other toys to keep their toys fresh and exciting. This will also help you see which ones might be the favourites and allow you to rotate the toys your child interacts with most.
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      Space To Move

      Zone the space where possible, with playmats to stretch, climb, bend, jump and perfect those gross motor skills. Ball pits, climbing frames, and exercise balls are great additions. Don't worry if you don't have room inside; you can also use your outdoor space. 

      Mix Up The Toys/Activities

      You should always have a variety of toys, such as threading toys, shape sorters, stacking toys, puzzles, activity toys with textures, musical instruments, books and art. This mix will perfect those fine motor, concentration, problem-solving, language, creative and social skills. Steer clear of all singing and dancing light-up toys; this type of toy might keep them distracted temporarily but will do little towards your child's individualised development.

      A Place To Relax

        It takes a lot of energy exploring, learning and developing, so providing a zone for chill time is super important. Use a hanging canopy, a padded play mat or a tent to create a comfy and cosy place for your child to lie back, read a book or do some colouring. 
         
        We hope that these tips will help you in creating your own space at home; just remember your Montessori playroom should be a space that encourages engagement rather than being a space for just entertainment.
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