Monday, June 11, 2012

Our Montessori Environment for a Young Toddler

  I have not shown off any of the changes we have made to our Montessori environment since Q-ball has become a young toddler.  At nearly 15 months old, she is extremely mobile (running and jumping are favorites), can reach for doorknobs, opens cabinets, and just generally gets into anything she can get her hands on.  So, we certainly needed a few updates from the treasure baskets that she used to love.  Here is her new space!

In the kitchen: Q-ball does still have a kitchen treasure basket on the bottom kitchen shelf. She is able to access the bowls and containers on the other shelves to stir and/or bang while Mama is cooking.

Q-ball's table. She loves playing musical chairs! And her stacking tree!
This is her active corner. A basket full of different sized balls to toss, roll, and kick. And, her constant favorite walking wagon which is uses to run circles around the room.

This shelf gives her the opprotunity to practice her new favorite activities: "vrooming" cars and practicing fine motor skills with a Montessori-inspired coin box.
In the living room: Q-ball has six shelves.  They allow her to explore sound, touch, and sight.
A nature basket, homemade rattles, a dressing frame with a zipper made by Grandma, a simple puzzle, and lots and lots of books! ( We love reading right now!)

And, my beautiful homemade mobile above her table.  She's impressed, at least!

What are your young toddler's favorite activities?
Montessori Monday


  1. Thank you for sharing what you've set up! I love how neat and uncluttered it is. It's indo inspiring to see how naturally you've integrated things that meet Q-ball's needs into your home.

  2. Glad you liked it! Thanks for stopping by!

  3. Thanks- I'm lucky Grandma is more crafty that I!

  4. You've done a great job of making a Montessori-friendly home! And I love that your daughter's grandma made a dressing frame! Thanks so much for linking up with Montessori Monday. I featured your post at the Living Montessori Now Facebook page and pinned it to my Montessori-Friendly Home Pinterest board at

  5. Loved this post! Thank you so much for all the photos.


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