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Old 01-02-2013, 01:00 PM   #1
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Pictures needed of your play area! (simple, Waldorf, or Montessori)

I need pictures of your simple, Waldorf, or Montessori play area!

I live in a small house and need inspiration for a play area for my daughter. We have an area of wasted space between the living room and kitchen/dinning table. My plan is to turn this wide walk-way into a play area, but I need some inspiration. Please post pictures of your play area that is either simple, Waldorf, or Montessori, even if it isn't in a small space.

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By simple I mean minimal... But even if you think your play room infant minimal, but it is simple, please share!
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By simple I mean minimal... But even if you think your play room infant minimal, but it is simple, please share!
I meant "isn't," not infant
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Re: Pictures needed of your play area! (simple, Waldorf, or Montessori)

you can see mine in my "picture overload thread". It is in my livingroom and consists of one big basket next to the couch, two little bookshelves with a sheepskin to sit on and read, and a wooden play kitchen
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you can see mine in my "picture overload thread". It is in my livingroom and consists of one big basket next to the couch, two little bookshelves with a sheepskin to sit on and read, and a wooden play kitchen
I love how your house is so simple, especially the cupboards! And I really really like how you have used the ikea magnetic spice containers everywhere!
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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.
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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.
Thanks! There are some great ideas in the pictures.

On a side note, I really like the wooden layered "doll house." Did you make it? Do you have any close ups of it? We just acquired a few logs to make some waldorf blocks and other toys, this may be something else we could try to make
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Thanks! There are some great ideas in the pictures.

On a side note, I really like the wooden layered "doll house." Did you make it? Do you have any close ups of it? We just acquired a few logs to make some waldorf blocks and other toys, this may be something else we could try to make
Do you mean the treehouse? This is the one we have here:

http://www.blueberryforest.com/tree_...se-cottage.htm

You can get more deluxe ones as well. Just google waldorf treehouse. I think it would be fairly easy to make if you had the right tools and time to do it. We did make a ton of tree blocks from a fallen tree I pulled out of the empty lot across the street.
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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.
Where did you get that kitchen and doll bed??
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Where did you get that kitchen and doll bed??
The kitchen came from Nova Natural and the doll bed belonged to my mil when she was a little girl.
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