Toddlers are special people. They are just learning to do so many different things – walk, talk, manipulate objects and learning to make sense of the world around them. Toddlers are still young enough that they are likely to attempt to taste nearly anything within their grasp – including some fairly unsuitable items, such as books, clothing, their own shoes or their toys.
For these reasons – and more – toddler furniture needs to be sturdy, easy to clean, and at the same time cheerful and stimulating to the senses. Dr. Maria Montessori, who worked first with mentally disabled children, and then with children from the slums, understood this. She believed that children should be provided with a sturdy environment that creates learning opportunities. She knew, from observation and from reading psychiatric papers and journals of the time, that toddlers and preschool children take a hands-on approach to life. They imitate their elders, and they try to do what they are doing.
By giving your toddler his or her own sturdy furnishings, you can begin to bring order into your child’s life. Chairs that are of the right size, tables that match the chairs, a bed that a person that’s less than three feet tall can climb in and out of easily all bring the world within your child’s control.
Our well-designed toddler furniture follows the ideas presented by Dr. Maria Montessori. Bright, sturdy, easy to clean and child-sized to make your child’s world within personal reach. Add child-sized cleaning tools, such as a broom, dust-pan and cleaning cloths, and you begin to give your child his or her first tools for maintaining order. Shelving that can display puzzles and soft toys makes room cleaning an easy and fun process instead of a dreaded ordeal. We bring learning into everyday living for your toddler.