I have finally done a bit of (very overdue!) toy rotation in Frida’s room. As Frida has gotten older I’ve found that I’ve naturally rotated her toys less, as she’s played with things in new ways, and has also focused on gross motor skills and language acquisition rather than on materials so she’s gotten bored less quickly.
That said, her shelves were definitely due a bit of a refresh, so last night I took fifteen minutes to rearrange things a little. I also added a little container of kinetic sand to her art shelves.
I’ve noticed that Frida is more and more into “free” play and art and gross motor activities like climbing at the moment, rather than puzzles and more structured activities. Her shelves definitely reflect this – there are very few “classic” Montessori materials out for her at the moment.
Whilst her room is still relatively tidy, I thought I would make a little video to show you around as I never actually got round to doing a blog post on her bedroom.
This is my first “blog video” (as opposed to little snaps of Frida I’ve shared with you) and, to my shame, it’s not at all edited, so please excuse any repetition and the poor lighting!
I’m not sure about using video – what do you lovely people think? Should I do more or just stick to written blog posts? I love getting your feedback, it really helps!