Montessori interior design


Published on Maria Montessori believed that an orderly environment that is designed to make thing easier for the child, which has some influence on the interior decoration of a bedroom. While she had little to say on the topic of colours and lighting, she did have firm ideas on furniture and on minimising clutter and chaos in a child’s environment.

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Montessori interior design

  1. 1. Page 1Montessori
  2. 2. Page 2Interior design isn’t the firstthing that usually springs tomind when we think aboutMontessori.
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  4. 4. Page 4Usually, our thoughts go to away of learning and teachingthat allows young children toexplore the world and learnimportant concepts through useof the sensory materials.
  5. 5. Page 5But interior design does indeedhave a role to play inMontessori education.
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  7. 7. Page 7Maria Montessori knew andtaught the educators whofollowed her that theenvironment surrounding a childwas key to that child’sdevelopment.
  8. 8. Page 8You may have already pickedthis up through a visit to Friday’sChild Montessori or anyother Montessori earlylearning centre.
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  10. 10. Page 10The aim is to set up anenvironment that is orderly andis suited to children’s needs – aswell as enabling them to actindependently.
  11. 11. Page 11A good many of us didn’t reallyhave this concept in mind whenwe planned our children’sbedrooms.
  12. 12. Page 12When our children are justnewborns, the preschool yearswhen our children are going tobe exploring, doing and learningseem a very, very long way off.
  13. 13. Page 13But the preschool years rollaround very quickly (in spite ofit seeming like eternity duringthe months that they wake inthe middle of the night needingfood).
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  15. 15. Page 15But eventually, the décor thatwas suitable for a newborn oreven a baby has to give way towhat a toddler needs.
  16. 16. Page 16“We must give the child anenvironment that he canutilize by himself: a littlewashstand of his own, a bureauwith drawers he canopen, objects of common usethat he can operate, a small bedin which he can sleep at nightunder an attractive blanket hecan fold and spread by himself.
  17. 17. Page 17We must give him anenvironment in which he canlive and play; then we will seehim work all day with his handsand wait impatiently to undresshimself and lay himself down onhis own bed.”
  18. 18. Page 18Learn more montessori interiordesign ideas atFridays Child MontessoriPreschool