In college I studied some of the ideas of Montessori. I am not a full on Montessori follower, but I do like the ideas of simplicity/mastering/place for everything. Since we just moved I have made it my goal to set up Caleb's toys in a Montessori..ish type of way. I have put a lot of toys away, and I will switch them up every week to two weeks. I feel as though this will allow him to truly master what all the toys can do, plus actually take the time to play with all of his toys.
His new Montessori shelf
Piggy bank (practice counting/fine motor skills/colors)
Baby dolls/diaper. Practice putting diaper on dolls
Telephone (Practice numbers)
Stack by size blocks (letters, large/small)
Wooden blocks (took out a lot of blocks so Caleb could master working with a small number). (Colors, shapes, fine motor skills)
He also has an Easel in his room. We practice learning letters/writing on it daily. He loves it. (I found it at a yard sale for 3 dollars!)
I can't leave a post without adding some cute pics of my babies from the weekend.