What is a Montessori Bookshelf ?
Our My Happy Helpers Kids Montessori Bookshelf aligns with the Montessori values of promoting independence in our little ones.
If you’re new to the Montessori approach, you might be wondering what makes a Montessori bookshelf, well, Montessori! One of the key messages behind the Montessori approach is promoting independence in your child wherever you can — this can apply to the furniture your little one uses each and every day.
A Montessori bookshelf should be built to the height of your child so they can reach all of the items on the shelf. Depending on your child’s age, you should be looking for a bookshelf that’s around one or two feet high.
A Montessori bookshelf should also have an open front with no doors so that everything is on display for your child. This will encourage your child to engage with the books, toys and activities on the shelf.
In our collection, you’ll find all of our Montessori bookshelves are perfectly sized for toddlers and preschoolers. We even have rotating bookshelves so your child can spin the shelf and easily find the item they’re looking for!
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Why buy a Montessori Kids Shelf?
Kids accumulate a lot of bits and pieces whether it’s toys, clothes, knick-knacks or books.
Montessori bookshelves are a fantastic way for your child to store all of these things in a convenient, out-of-the-way manner. A bookshelf can organise your child’s life and provide a sense of calm to the play space your child lives in.
Not only that but a bookshelf can make things a lot more straightforward when you’re trying to find that toy your kid has lost — especially when you know it has been put back in its go-to place! Without bookshelves, clutter accumulates, which can also present as a tripping hazard for your child.
Are Montessori Shelves Expensive ?
Are there different kinds of Montessori bookshelves?
Montessori bookshelves vary by design — for example, you can buy open bookshelves and bookcases that look a lot like doll’s houses but with plenty of functional storage compartments inside.
Alternatively, you can purchase two-tier and three-tier bookshelves, offering a classic benchtop feel for your child. At the most sophisticated end of our Montessori bookshelf collection, you’ll find our rotating bookshelves which have the capacity to store more than ordinary bookshelves by virtue of their multifaceted storage compartments.
As you can see, there are multiple kinds of Montessori bookshelves available at My Happy Helpers! Browse through the collection and shop online for fast, affordable shipping throughout Australia.
How much does a Montessori bookshelf in Australia cost?
Our Montessori bookshelves are exceptionally affordable considering the benefits they offer your child. Find the perfect bookshelf for your child online today — we offer free shipping on orders over $199!
How do I set up a Montessori bookshelf in my child’s room?
After buying a Montessori bookshelf, you will need to set up the bookshelf to best serve your child. In a Montessori classroom, for example, you’ll see bookshelves with:
Activities at a height all children can reach
Activities that aren’t too cluttered (fewer options to choose from)
Activities on display (not tucked away)
Activities on trays/in open, shallow baskets.
Having fewer options and activities on your child’s bookshelf will encourage them to focus and master individual skills like reading a book or mastering a particularly challenging puzzle.
It is also generally recommended that you or your child put puzzles and activities back into place disassembled. If a child sees that one of their activities hasn’t been completed, they will be more inclined to try the activity again, or to finally finish it.
For more ideas and inspiration, check out our blog! We offer loads of recommendations and advice about Montessori toys, furniture and more.
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We offer fast and affordable shipping throughout Australia as well as free shipping on orders over $199.
We also offer flexible payment methods like Afterpay to make shelf shopping easier and more affordable. It’s never been simpler to deck out your child’s room with Montessori furniture and toys!