I've had a few people ask me to post pictures of Ella's Montessori inspired nursery/toddler room. When Troy and I were going through the adoption process, we had no idea if the child God had waiting for us would be boy or girl--so the nursery started out traditional and gender neutral.
|Once we found out it was a girl, pink touches were quickly added|
|A personal touch (painting by mommy)|
|Daddy's rocker he was rocked in as a baby|
After a quick read, Troy came home from work that day, and I asked him to please take down the crib. He looked at me as if I was possessed, but he did, and we never looked back. That was the beginning of a whole new start for us. I googled Montessori inspired rooms and found a wonderful site http://sewliberated.typepad.com/sew_liberated/2009/04/finnians-montessori-room.html that helped guide me through the process (and still does).
We started with a simple 4" twin mattress on the floor, a homemade mobile (with bells), a shatterproof mirror, and some pull-up bars. In the Montessori educational philosophy, the child sleeps on a mattress directly on the floor in a child-safe room so that once he can crawl, he is free to get up and explore the room.
My all-time favorite video of the little girl who could...