Seven Key Elements of an Effective Playroom

The Montessori method offers a very reasonable way to organize your child’s play area by rotating and replacing toys and activities on a regular basis. However, there are a lot of aspects that come into place when considering what is important for a child’s development and how to make their playtime most effective.

Here are some tips to help to boost your child’s imagination and general development.

Child’s play area should have a lot of choices to allow children to focus on artistic pursuits:

1 An area for drawing and crafting

2 An area for painting

3 An area with musical instruments

4 A dress-ups area (a wardrobe hanging with costumes)

5 An area for building with blocks, tubes, gears, Legos, and cardboard boxes

6 A math and science area with a toy microscope, for instance.

7 A book corner

I purposefully did not extend this list any longer, because my goal was to make it look as simple and as clear as possible. There are as many variations of playrooms as there are families, but I like to follow these design elements to build upon.

Click here to download the playroom planner. Laminate it and use it to plan and rotate your toys and materials creating the ultimate space for your child that fosters all those important skills.

Here are some wonderful ideas and photos of Montessori room set up at home:
Setting up your Playroom: Inexpensive Montessori Style!

Our Montessori Toddler Home Environment. 

Reference: Brain Rules for Baby: How to Raise a Smart and Happy Child from Zero to Five

Here is an insightful presentation of a Montessori inspired playroom by Rose Uncharted

  About Anastasia. Anastasia is the founder of Montessori Nature, a blog about Montessori - inspired and Nature-based explorations. She taught in a Montessori setting for 10 years and has been practicing the Montessori way of learning and living for the last 19 years. She loves designing engaging educational printables for children. Learn more here. 

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