Little hooks for independent little hands

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I am becoming more and more inspired to create a Montessori home.  I want to create more opportunities for my son (and daughter!) to learn and play independently.  My children have very different personalities; they are each individuals and it is my job, as their parent and care-giver, to help them achieve their independence at their own pace.

“Help me to do it by myself” and “Follow the child” is what Maria Montessori taught.

So we are moving towards that goal.  Over the last week I have been observing what my son may need to help him be more independent.  I have already posted about our Montessori-inspired toy shelves and how to make tot trays.  I have also noticed that, if he wants a jacket, he has to ask.  What if he could get it himself?  Yesterday morning, when he woke up, he asked for some pants because he was cold — I felt awful, he had gone to bed in just a t-shirt since it was so hot.  What if he could get his clothes and even put them on himself?

My next move was to put some very simple hooks down below our hooks in the kitchen.  I bought the kind that can come off the wall without any marks for “damage free hanging.”


Now, he can sweep, put a coat on, use his baby ring sling, or use his apron whenever he wants to.


He is so excited to have his very own hooks!


I am almost finished with my daughter’s Montessori-inspired baby room and I am working on getting a nice kitchen area for the children and getting my son’s clothes on a lower level too.

I have been really inspired by How We Montessori and Montessori on the Double.

How have you made your home more “independent” for your child? I’d love to see your ideas!

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  1. We have a pantry where we hung some hooks for Reagan to use when she was done with her bibs… Now she doesn’t use them anymore so she plays with them and hangs her play kitchen stuff up there.

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  2. I have focused more so far on giving my kids age-appropriate chores so my 3 year old is good at organizing and putting away her clothes in her drawers (which she can reach.) But I need to give more thought to this. Thanks for linking up to Raising Imperfection this week while I’m a co-hostess! Please come back to Mommynificent on Friday to see if you were featured.
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