This post was inspired by the Montessori principle of teaching your child to independently care for themselves. Even toddlers can enjoy caring for themselves if the environment is set up for them. The child can help put their own clothes away or pick out their outfits for the day with this beautifully designed closet. This Toddler Montessori Closet design is easy to assemble and affordable, with the KALLAX Shelving Unit and BRANAS Baskets found at IKEA. I designed the clothes tags with craft paper and laminated them for durability.
When we brought the shelves home for the first time, Little Bee enjoyed crawling through the open cubes and playing peek-a-boo.Next Little Bee helped me punch holes in the cloth tags and then poke the twine through the holes. I hung one cloth tag on each basket - socks, shoes, jammies, shirt, pants, and shorts.
The shelf with baskets fit perfectly into Little Bee's closet. Please note that I also plan to install a low hanging rod for Little Bee to use for his church clothes in the other side of the closet. (This is a future project!)
Little Bee already knows what each tag on the basket represents. He helps me put his clothes away from the laundry basket and he also helps pick out his outfit each morning. While putting this post together, Little Bee was leaning over my shoulder watching. I asked him which basket had his shirts in it and he pointed out the correct tag. I'm so happy this closet design is a success in our home!
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