I've just begun to transform our upstairs nook into a montessori space for Ru and I'm so excited about the possibilities and experiences she'll have in her very own play / learning space. I'm excited to share the transformation here in the coming months. Right now we are limited in the things we can do with Ru because she's still so young but she does seem to enjoy tummy time in front of her baby level mirror much more than without it and loves looking at simple shapes and colors. Her play gym, that I've talked about before, is the perfect thing for her right now.
Within the next few months I plan to introduce her to some simple wooden toys like these and continue to build and grow our space as she does the same. I'm also super interested in creating some sort of directed play group at my house for my friends with babies around Ru's age once they are a bit older and able to actually play a bit. I love the idea of a weekly get together where our kids are able to socialize and play in an environment specifically set up for them. Does anyone do anything similar with your own friends? I'd love to hear what types of play groups work well for you and your kids!