We are about to move Zahra's pack n play (currently in the den - we have never used the thing) out to the garage (or possibly to Craigslist) and I could start my Montessori transformation with just a small corner of the room.
Sam requests that I start with a small area outside on our covered patio. This is actually something that appeals to me. We have a small amount of space on the patio, we do a LOT of messy play, he already has his kitchen out there, and being outside is as natural to Zayd as breathing.
I feel like my life looks like this:
And while some people might crave this:
This blog post has me thinking, what are my goals?
- Declutter our play space
- Display the more educational toys that Zayd has so he is drawn to them
- Create a sense of place and responsibility for returning things to their place (this is a trait I do not have...)
- Get rid of the plastic! Holy goodness why is everything aimed at our children plastic