Re: Pictures needed of your play area! (simple, Waldorf, or Montessori)
Our play area is in the dining room area that connects to our living room. We try to keep it as neat and tidy as possible for my sanity. This has just been cleaned up by the kids and I think they did a darn good job! Please ignore the mess of the carpets though. I don't vacuum until the daycare kids go home at the end of the day. We're also missing a playstand arch as it's in the garage being repaired.
This is about as minimal as we've been able to get with 5 kids in the house. It can be tidied up fairly quickly though and everything has a place to go. The boys have some extra toys up in their room like legos and hotwheels but the majority of the toys are kept here.
mama to 5, soon to be 6 in June 2013