Montessori at Home: Playroom Storage Shelves
Have you stepped on kids toys? I mean like really stepped. Those suckers are pointy, and seem to be right where you want to put your feet.
After stepping on what felt like a million little toys that were strewn around my basement, I knew we had to come with an organizing solution that was better. Our family ended up rushing on the project of Mr J’s big boy room & the playroom to help us control the clutter.
We actually purged some of our toys that were too young (or too old) for both kids currently. We also purged any plastic toys that were not favourites opting for toys that were more open-ended for play and made from natural materials (as much as possible). Budget wise, we had a lot of these items already it was just a matter of moving them to the forefront for play! To read more about how we organize, check out our pantry organization.
So What’s On The Shelf?
1. CD Player with button marked to enjoy music on. Puzzle rack with puzzle options.
2. Geometric puzzles, flash cards, cube puzzle & piano for music making.
3. Playdough with mats for play, cookie cutters, rollers, scissors, etc.
4. Shapes stacking puzzle, lacing barn yard animal shapes.
5. Animal stacking tower, fishbowl stuffed animals for fill n’ spill.
6. Musical instruments including harmonica, xylophone, bells & clapper.
7. Wooden building blocks
8. Vintage wooden cars (they were originally mine), wire maze.
9. Felt farm, snaps & buckle board, clasps board.
10. Stackers, shape sorters & rattles.
Needless to say, it has become a favourite room in our house. We change up the items on the shelf every two weeks. This seems to be around the time we need a few other things to be added to taken away. Typically we rotate about 2-3 of the inner cubes at a time.
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a passionate recreation coordinator by day, crazy farm mama of two by night. i live outdoors: growing my own food, camping and hiking with my border collie with two active kids in tow. when I’m not writing, I’m experimenting with recipes, and crafts – or anything else that might keep the monkeys entertained.