Building a nursery is pretty different from styling your average room. A while ago, we shared some tips for styling your nursery, from layout and storage ideas to some sleep and safety considerations. There’s also another side to the equation: making space for your little one to play and meet other developmental goals.
You might have heard of Montessori nurseries or Montessori schools. They’re guided by Montessori principles that encourage independent and open-ended play through the freedom to choose the toys and activities that the child wants to participate in each day.
Perhaps you’re thinking of exploring this approach before your baby or toddler starts pre-school, or maybe you want to adopt the method at home regardless of what school your child attends. While this is by no means an exhaustive guide, here are some ways you can start incorporating the Montessori philosophy into your nursery room.