Montessori furniture for the nursery
The principles of organizing children's room space according to the Maria Montessori method is one of the most advanced trends. The developmental environment that is created according to this method around the preschooler, in many ways lays down several factors for his further development, helps him to develop by following the needs, habits, interests, individual pace of development, and even character, form independence.
Maria Montessori's methodology establishes several requirements that the room and furniture for the children's room must meet:
- The room should be spacious enough for a child to move freely in it, if there are several children, they should not encounter obstacles in their way.
- Furniture for the children's room should correspond to the height of the children who are in it, their age. Children should be free to pull out and remove things from cabinets, to move their own chairs to the table or the right place. The weight of the chairs should be light so that children can move them around without the help of adults.
- Tables and chairs for lessons and games should be bright, painted in the same tone so that nothing distracts their attention from the learning process during lessons, have enough space to place books, pencil holders, and other student items on them.
The Montessori tables for lessons and games should be bright, painted in the same tone so that nothing distracts their attention from the learning process during lessons, have enough space to place books, pencil holders, and other student items on them.
In addition, it is desirable to have small mats in the children's room for physical activities. It is also extremely important that all objects and things that children use are freely accessible, placed at eye level, or on open shelves of shelves and cabinets.
The principles of Maria Montessori's methodology do not allow for closed boxes and doors in the children's room. Everything that the child needs should be able to seen and get easily without the help of adults. For example, for small children, small baskets or open boxes that can be placed directly on the floor, within the child's sight, next to the bed or other sleeping places are excellent. In the changing area, it is necessary to place a sufficient number of hooks and hangers for children's clothes, as well as a small dressing table with a mirror.
Do you use Montessori furniture in the children's room?