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Some Montessori Inspiration Lately

Who doesn't love a little Montessori inspiration!? Here are some images from Instagram that have me swooning. One thing I absolutely love about Montessori is that it doesn't have to look the same. There is so much diversity in Montessori spaces, homes, classrooms, and work. Everything is so unique while being perfectly tailored to the needs of the child! 

Montessori inspiration from Instagram

Here is what is inspiring me lately! 


I love this glimpse into a Montessori classroom! The rug, the plant, the cozy reading corner! I love it all.

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Is there anything better than toddlers cooking? Yes, when the food looks that delicious!


This is such a perfect little practical shelf. It's so accessible, but so simple. Something like this could easily be added to any home!


Another Montessori classroom. I love the color and all the interesting objects!

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I love this toddler community! It is so bright and airy. The shape of the low shelf is also so inviting.


A shelf in a home! It's so neatly organized, with lovely material choices but still so interesting! And that black and white basket is so cool.


Don't miss this awesome series by my friend Junnifa. She is inviting the Montessori community to make a list of Montessori related ideas/words/concepts from A to Z! It is so much fun to see everyone's answers! 


One of my favorite Montessori toddlers working on an awesome peg board. I love his simple environment.

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Another simple shelf at home. I love the clean lines and the use of baskets. Great organization, but still really accessible for a child.

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I love this little sewing work! It's so beautiful, yet so simple!

Hopefully, you find these images just as inspiring as I have. Where have you been finding Montessori inspiration lately?
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