This post was inspired by Jennifer's 30 Day Montessori Challenge, featured on her blog at Study-at-Home Mama. Today's challenge was to set up a self care station at home for your child. This challenge motivated me to share our self care stations I put together for Little Bee over the past month. My hope is that these fun Montessori spaces, in our home, will encourage you to design a few yourself, for your child. 🙂 Jennifer writes on her blog, "Study-at-Home Mama" to not let perfectionism prevent you from setting up an easy Montessori self care station today! Check out the 30 Day Montessori Challenge and join in on the fun!
There is a bonus ebook available to view at the end of this post called, "Every Parent Can Teach Their Toddler." Please scroll down to the very end of this post to view the table of contents. Don't miss this amazing ebook full of inspirational activities for you and your tot! 🙂
Little Bee recently received this amazingly beautiful hand-crafted placemat from a shop on Etsy. If you would like to order one for yourself, stop by Annie's shop at www.lilorfan.com. I adore how simple this placemat is for Little Bee to learn how to set the table all by himself!I store all the tot table setting supplies (real silverware, cloth napkin, wooden bowl, and glass cup) on the lowest shelf of the kitchen pantry. Little Bee is able to open the door himself, select the table setting supplies he desires, and then transport them to his tot table to place in the correct spot on his beautiful placemat.
Little Bee's tot cleaning kit is also found on the floor in the kitchen pantry for easy access. Little Bee enjoys using his kit to sweep, mop up spills, put trash in the waste basket, and clean the windows with his small spray bottle. He also helps to sort the laundry and put his dirty dishes in the sink.
Little Bee enjoys brushing his own teeth at the bathroom sink. I found this amazing faucet extender on Amazon. The faucet extender also allows Little Bee to wash his own hands and face.
What tips and tricks do you have to share for helping your child become self-sufficient? I would love to hear from you in the comment section below! Oh, and if you loved your visit... please PIN this post! Thanks! 🙂
Before I go, I have an amazing ebook to share called, "Every Parent Can Teach Their Toddler." This ebook was written by 20 bloggers (including myself) with varying perspectives for how to teach a tot from 10-36 months. It contains simple and effective activities to educate your toddler at home including over 20 pages of beautiful printables. You don't want to miss this amazing ebook! Check it out HERE.