Names: Madeline (5), Iris and Sarah (3)
Even before I became a mother, I knew that Montessori would have a lot to do with the way my home was set up. As a Montessori Teacher, I've seen how important the child's environment can be.
When I was nine months pregnant with my first baby, I got my Master's Degree for Montessori. My thesis was on how to incorporate Montessori Principles in the home. When our first baby arrived, followed by twins, we took extra care to make our home cozy, uncluttered, and calm.
In our home, the playroom is a place for the children to work with their art, read books, and use the materials. We spend a lot of time there, so it has to be attractive to all of us.
The workbench provides table space for all of them, and a guest. It's made out of recycled kitchen counter-top so that no science experiment or artwork can harm the surface. There's a place to snuggle and read books, and plenty of floor space for yoga, work mats, and puzzles. We love our Montessori-inspired playroom!
Thanks Jessie! Readers, find Jessie at The Education of Ours.
(Images: The Education of Ours)
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