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Our Shared Montessori Playroom

Our play spaces have undergone so many changes over the years. Part of this is because we keep having children and need to accommodate more people, and the other part is that I keep studying and learning Montessori. The more I learn, the more I have made little {or big} changes to make our environment as accessible, beautiful, and engaging as I can for my kids. 

Our shared Montessori playroom

Recently, I realized that I haven't shared an update on our play space in almost a year! There have been big changes in that time! We replaced the floors as part of our renovation, mostly because our elderly dog ruined the carpet. So when she passed, we needed to update. Another major change has been moving from IKEA Trofast shelving to IKEA Besta shelving. The Besta shelves are more flexible and open while still being at an affordable price range. They are hands down one of my favorite options for Montessori at home shelves!

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Our shared Montessori playroom


We also no longer have a movement area. Instead, a work table has take its place. The table is also  from IKEA with the legs shortened. The awesome RIE style stool was made by my friend Amy at Midwest Montessori. Gus pretty much still works on the floor in front of his shelves, but Nora is most often found working at the table. 

Our shared Montessori playroom

Table | Mobile {exact was from Michael Olaf and no longer available} | Flower Poster | Succulent Poster | Ball Run

Somethings have stayed the same! The climber is still in the room and used daily! And, our MOST used toy, our barn, remains unchanged. Everyone's favorite DIY continent globe still decorates the shelves. The footstool (from IKEA) that Gus used to learn to pull up still remains as a platform for all sorts of play! 

Our shared Montessori playroom


The materials on the shelves, and around the room, are mostly for Nora and Gus, with a couple of things for Henry. We rotate those as needed. And, that's pretty much it! The windows in this room and the access to the outside, make it the most pleasant room to be in. No matter the season, we really love it in here! 

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Our shared Montessori playroom

Do your children share a play space? 

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