A Current Montessori Inspired Shelf

A quick look at our current Montessori inspired play shelf for E (3Y) and R (4M).

How do you "do" toys at your house?


Do you use a toy box?

Some toys hidden behind the couch?

Play shelves carefully displayed?

Toys scattered about in every room of the house?


We rotate toys, meaning we put some toys in storage and offer some to play for the week. Rotating toys encourages more meaningful play and promotes a longer attention span.


Here's a look at what's currently on our play shelf for E (3Y) and R (4M).

Here's a look at what's currently on our play shelf-

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Shelf: Ikea Besta


Baskets: Dark brown (Target Dollar Spot) | Cotton rope basket


Baby Play Area: Mirror | High contrast images (free printable) | Jingle bell | Crinkle paper

On top: Cash register (wooden version with less realistic money) | First Orchard game | Memory game | Preschool by Play Tricks curriculum


Far Left: Magnet tiles | Sensory bottle (empty sensory bottle found at Michaels) | Wooden roller | Rainbow ring | See and Say book


Middle Left: Play scarves | Nuts and bolts (any hardware store) | Button art | Shape sorter | Sensory bean bags


Middle Right: Nesting doll | Magnet sticks | Name puzzle (gifted) | Garden stacking


Far Right: Lite Brite | Doll | Doll accessories (most are real life objects)


Easel: Easel


Cleaning set: Cleaning set

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