Hello mamas! I hope you enjoyed the first post of these new series, where I shared the idea behind our nature basket. Today, I want to talk about something that has taken lots of consideration by my side. I'm going to talk about how we can transform our houses so our little toddlers can move independently.
It has been hard enough for me cause we rent a very small house and we're probably not staying here for long. But, after some good planning I found the ways to make our house more montessori friendly.You don't have to build a tiny sink in the bathroom and you don't necessarily need to have a little table and chair in the kitchen if you don't have the space. It would be lovely, but not everyone has the money or space for creating an ideal montessori environment. Don't feel discouraged though! You can do the best you can...and this is always better than not trying at all!
Toddlers want to do everything by themselves and who can say no to them? Below you can find an easy, cheap and -so little space needed- way to encourage you child to do things on his own....
In the entrace, we have his little coat hanger at his hight on the wall and under it his shoes. Nereus, at 29 months, knows that we use our slippers when we're in the house and that before we leave we put on our shoes and coat. He hangs his coat by himself and he can also puts his shoes on and off (not all of them...allstars are tricky). I found this hanger at very cheap for a wooden one and I know you can find one too! Try second hand if you wish and you may be surprised!
He feels so proud when he accomplishes something and really there is no reason to do things for him when he can do them on his own (unless if he asks for help of course). I feel great watching him doing things on his own and yeah, I admit it, I love having more time to rest my tired arms!