Montessori homeschool classrooms are always inspirational to me. Our living area is where we have our Montessori-inspired play and learning ‘room’. Many aspects will be improved on in the future but it works for us for now.
These large shelves were a bargain 2nd hand buy and are perfect for the ages my children are at now. Lucy can reach all but the very top of the shelves, so I have to make sure that everything on the shelves is toddler-friendly. At 18.5 months, Lucy’s past the mouthing stage thankfully, so mostly it’s just breakables and anything dangerous. I can trust Cameron with some dangerous items (for example, the tacks for his hammer tap tap toy – not seen in the pic, on the far left top – are in a jar that only Cameron can use).
From the top (left to right), we have – a nature basket, fake flowers that the kids play with, our story stones, our indoor plant that Cam waters, and the world puzzle map. The top shelf has Cameron’s hammer tap tap toy, duplo, puzzles, peg board, Lucy’s shape puzzle, our new larger human torso model with 3 part cards, and the pattern blocks. The bottom shelf features our Schleich farm animals, peg board (bigger pegs for Lulu), simple shape puzzle, number puzzle, basket of cotton reels for sorting, transferring into the recycled container behind it and threading. There is also a play balance scale, our DIY peg toy and a ball pound tower.
This little shelf has our sandpaper numbers and letters (by Polliwog on etsy), our mini spindles that were just used so aren’t typically displayed like this (particularly because Lucy thinks it is Too Funny to tip the spindles all over the floor. Our mini knobbed cylinders, new binomial cube, alphabet cards and bean bags and collage kit that could really use reorganising!
Lastly, these shelves store many of our favourites – our Australian map puzzle and cards, butterfly life cycle figures and cards, lock box, half of our new bell set with Imagine Our Life‘s printables, the post box, colour sorting stacker and advanced ball return.
You can find many of these items, or similar in my amazon store.
Some other bloggers have had really inspiring tours of their homeschool classrooms which you must see!
The lovely Aubrey from Montessori Mischief has a gorgeous video tour of her Montessori Homeschool Room.
I always love everything Melissa shares on her blog Vibrant Wanderings. Her home-based schoolroom is sure to inspire you. I wish I lived around the corner from her!
Kimberly has such gorgeous natural light in her Montessori-inspired homeschool room. You must see her blog – Natural Beach Living – which is full of helpful ideas.Last but certainly not least is Nicole’s amazing Montessori Toddler Classroom at The Kavanaugh Report. Be sure to visit her blog to see her posts on the incredible Montessori tot school co-op that she organises.
Thank you so much for reading! What are your favourite parts about the Montessori homeschool classrooms here?
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