Thursday, October 13, 2011

Creating a Montessori Environment at Home: Electrical Outlets

For those of you who have our Montessori for Infants or Toddlers album, you will have read our section on safety and setup of a Montessori environment at home.

One common problem is the placement of electrical outlets, especially for those of you who need them for lighting (e.g. older houses with no ceiling lights).

A solution that we have found effective is to take a wooden cabinet with locking doors, cut a hole in the back, and put a power strip inside attached to the wall. You can run the cords up through the top of the cabinet to reach what you need. Bolt the cabinet to the wall to make sure it will not tip over -- some toddlers display the most agile of climbing abilities at an early age!

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