Do you want your toddlers to spend more time in their room? Do you dream about these perfect Montessori playrooms on Instagram?
It's normal. Maria Montessori herself said
« The child should live in an environment of beauty ».
We all should do our best for our children to have a great place to stay in.
Here are 5 super easy tips to transform your toddler bedroom into an amazing environment
1. Play it NATURAL
Plastic is used a lot in children’s room for it is cheap and easy to clean. But not only is it full of chemicals and terrible for the environment, it doesn’t feel the same warmth and softness as wood, wool or cotton. Natural materials are nourishing your children’s senses. Not only as a sensory experience but also as a pleasure for the eyes in their environment. Replace a few plastic toys with wooden cars or organic cotton plushes, it will change everything.
2. Add more and more cushions
Children love to be cosy and comfy. Could we blame them? Arrange a reading area with loooots of cushions and soft toys where they can cuddle and even nap when they want. Play with colours, textures, let them be part of it.
3. Add a mirror
Mirrors are fascinating for any toddler or baby. By observing themselves in the mirror they discover their own identity and movements. It gives them self-confidence. Mirrors are also a pretty magical design element. They make any space feel larger, brighter, and more unique.
4 Be green
Whether they're on the nightstand, or windowsill, flower arrangements are a great thing to wake up to, even for toddlers. Especially in the winter when they need a dose of greenery. And arranging flowers with your child is a great Montessori activity that includes a number of practical life skills, such as carrying a tray, pouring, and using scissors. You can adapt your flower arranging activity according to your child’s age and experience.
5. Hang wall decoration at their height
It is easy to transform the walls of a bedroom without having to paint them. Garland, frames, pictures… just hang some beautiful decoration that will inspire your kid.
But be careful when placing them, stand on your knees to be sure that they are at your child’s height. If they are too high, your kid won’t really enjoy their inspiring power.
And never forget"Children need to be surrounded by beauty in order to appreciate beauty", Maria Montessori.