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March 31, 2016

My Montessori Favorites at IKEA

It's no secret in the Montessori community that IKEA has a ton of Montessori friendly products! I mean, just look at this post from Kylie at How We Montessori, seriously the Montessori is strong at IKEA! 

So,after seeing this post about the new line of children's furniture and accessories at IKEA yesterday, I got the itch to go! When I woke up to a cold, rainy spring-break morning, I knew today was the day! I'm fortunate enough to live really close to one, and my kids love going to play in the little rooms. After a long morning of spending all the monies (just kidding, Morgan!) I wanted to share some of my favorite Montessori IKEA finds! 


Besta Shelving: I love this open shelving. Its my dream to replace my shelves with this. 
Kallax -- another very popular choice! 
Rast -- perfect for small spaces
Trofast -- these can be used with bins for storage or with open shelving! We use these in our classroom!


Toddler Bed: Legs can be cut down or removed for young children. This is the bed Nora uses now. 
Small Acrylic Mirror - We have these in our block area, they are indestructible so you don't have to worry about breaks. 


Little Potty -- a Montessori essential
Suction Cup Mirror -- just got this one!  
Hooks -- perfect for hanging lower on the wall so kids can reach their own towels 
Tall Step Stool -- this is perfect for actually reaching the sink, and is what we use at home 


Fruit/Veggie Prints -- These are my new favorite
Plastic Frame -- A frame that looks real glass, but is plastic, perfect for toddler spaces! 
Larger Plastic Frames -- These are lightweight and acrylic front makes them super safe. Plus the price is right! 
Leaf Prints -- also beautiful
Spice Rack Book Case -- They are replacing this in the new series, but I super love these for books


Glasses -- these are my favorite, small but heavy
Children's flatware -- perfect for little hands
Small Cutting Board -- I was so tempted by this because it was the perfect size
Perfect Tiny Peeler -- got this one today! I see a lot of carrot peeling in my future
Ceramic Dishes -- we use these too, and they are very durable


Hand Powered Flashlight -- seriously how cute!
Wooden Stacker -- love these colors
Table and Chairs -- we have had this for years, I love it.  

There are so many other great products at IKEA that it is impossible for me to list them! I'm sure I will have even more favorites once the new products are released! 

What are your favorites at IKEA? 

If you liked this post, don't miss: The Ultimate Montessori Toy List -- Birth to Five

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Lisa Valinsky
Lisa Valinsky said…
Love this list! Our high chair is from IKEA, and I'm always on the lookout for good options for our daughter. The next time we stop I'll keep your list in mind for toys and furniture. We could definitely use a low and wide toy shelf.