This post outlines a few ways to create the perfect Montessori bathroom. Creating a Montessori at home environment doesn't have to be difficult or break the bank. With that said, starting Montessori at home may seem overwhelming and that is why I am here to help! First things first, let's answer the question “What does it mean to bring Montessori into the home?”
Key Aspects to Montessori at Home
- Kid-sized to optimize for accessibility and therefore build independence & confidence
- Real objects such as a broom that can actually be used to sweep and a glass cup as opposed to a plastic sippy cup
- Simple & uncluttered
- Neat & Orderly
- Minimal toys
- Toy & learning material rotation
- Language-rich environment
- Aesthetically pleasing with real plants, art at the child's eye level, and natural light
- Peace corner
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How to Create a Montessori Bathroom
The “2 step” is key for a growing child. I found that the one step stools, although a step in the right direction, don't quite do the trick. My son's still had to reach for the faucet or soap to get the job done. The two-step allows for the child to grow into the one step stool.
I love this bathroom storage organizer for a child's bathroom for few reasons. First, it is colorful and simple. Next, it allows for multiple kids' gear.
This artwork is perfect to add to a child's Montessori bathroom area. The prints serve as great reminders, too! I love the bright colors and fun font.
Same goes for the light switch extender. Perhaps THE easiest item to add to your home, the light switch extender packs a big punch and helps the child's developing independence and confidence.
I recently added nail brushes to our bathrooms. It is as though my boys dig their fingers into dirt all day long. In addition to developing a nail cutting routine, the nail brush helps a ton to keep little fingers clean not to mention it harkens back to Montessori's traditional handwashing lesson.
This dispenser is adorable and inviting to any child. Honestly, I prefer touchless soap dispensers for obvious reasons. Plus they're great for adults & kids. How can you pass this frog soap dispenser up?
A great way for a child to learn to clean his face is by using a mirror and fun & colorful washcloths. If you can't get the wall mirror to be at eye level, offer a stool or a hand-held mirror for the child to use.
I have three boys and I encourage them to clean up after themselves on a daily basis. I personally like Mrs. Meyers cleaning products. We keep toilet bowl cleaner, cleaning wipes, and multi-surface cleaner in the bathroom cabinet for the boys to use.
Additional Montessori at Home Resources
- The video above is a great one to get you started with bringing Montessori into your environment.
- Setting Up Your Montessori Home eCourse
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