Friday, July 24, 2015

Henry's Play Shelves -- Montessori at 4-years-old

It's been awhile since I've shared any recent pictures of Henry's Montessori bedroom. So, I though I would once again link up with How We Montessori to share what's on our shelves. At just over 4-years-old, Henry's room looks a lot like it did when I first introduced it. {See all the details of his Montessori bedroom.}

Montessori toys 4-years-old, Montessori bedroom

The floating shelves have worked great over the past few years. He has grown into them nicely. And, I would do the same thing again in a heartbeat. His book case, too, is perfect for him. It contains a nice mix of fiction and non-fiction books and some early readers. 


Bookcase 

The small wooden bowl on the left contains a couple old cellphones for pretend play. 

Bob Books -- the wicker basket has a collection of Bob books. Henry isn't quite reading yet, but these are simple enough that he can make out most of words on his own.  

Tinker Toys -- in the orange wooden crate are some tinker toys for building. 


Long Shelf

This is where I ideally keep some things for Henry to do during his quiet time or when he feels like playing that may not be appropriate for Nora. The shelf is just high enough that she has a hard time reaching.



Penguins -- a small book to look at and penguins to play with. Inspired by a recent interest in our penguin toobs. 



Math cubes -- right now these are just used for building all sorts of creations and not direct math activities. These are a favorite right now. 

Star Wars  -- These are not Montessori-friendly, but we do allow some fantasy in our home. Henry is way obsessed with these. 

Montessori toys, preschooler, Montessori home

Small Shelf 

This shelf doubles as a desk for Henry, which he loves. The little machine is his sound machine and nightlight to help him sleep. Right now the desk has a magnet-writer for drawing and writing. It also has a basket of Sesame Street characters that I intensely dislike. Henry found them in our basement and can't seem to let them go. So...I follow the child.


Finally, there's a big basket of Duplos. Henry requested these when I banned Legos from his room (to our Lego table) after he was showing that he just couldn't keep them off the floor and away from Nora.  They actually work well to keep Nora busy if she goes in there. 

And, that's it! To see more of our play shelves -- check out our Mixed Age Montessori Shelves.

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1 comment:

  1. A lovely look at your shelves! I love the cup and ball colour sorting with the subtle colours. And the penguin tray - I'm going to try this - perhaps with owls!

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