As a child, did you pretend to live in a castle by arranging old blankets over the couch and chairs? There was something so fun about sitting underneath mom's old sheets. Now think how much more awesome it would be to actually have a bed that looks like a mini house! Enter the toddler house bed, also known as a Montessori floor bed.
These beds are exactly what they sound like: Picture a house-shaped frame above the mattress, complete with windows, a door and a kitchen (OK, just kidding about the kitchen). But now picture your little angel's precious head resting underneath one of these magical creations.
While this may seem like a cool, new way to sleep, the floor bed concept actually dates back to the early 20th century teaching philosophy called the Montessori Method, which focuses on placing everything a child needs to learn and explore at the child's level. So, by placing their bed on the floor, you give children independence and a chance to learn on their own terms.
Here, we've rounded up some of our favorite toddler house beds that are ready to take up residence in dreamland.
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Planning ahead lets you save money because you'll purchase only the groceries the family is going to eat for the week. You'll also... know what foods to take out to defrost, and side dishes will never be a thrown-together conglomerate of junk. A menu of the read more
You can now share some of the classic Bible stories that you love with your little one. Pick up this book for beautiful Bible tale...s that are written in an easy-to-read, baby-friendly format that your child will want to experience again and again. Life les read more
Diggy has lots of work to do Join in the construction fun and help Diggy do what he does best. If your little boy loves dump truck...s, diggers, and building fun, Diggy is sure to be a treat For fans of "Goodnight, Goodnight Construction Site," and "Where read more
Brothers are very special. Meet two brothers that do everything together. This delightful story transcends all cultural barriers. ...It will warm the hearts of children from all over the world. Los hermanosson muy especiales: Conozca a doshermanosque hacen t read more
In a dark spiky wood we find a wicked witch who wakes at dawn, and snips the heads off flowers that have dared to grow near her ho...use. The fabulous illustrations bring humour to this nasty witch, and pick out super details such as the eye that searches for bugs under the bed. As the witch builds up to her most wicked spell, we wonder what a world with no colours would be like to live in. Luckily for us the witch is too hasty, and makes a mistake that brings an end to all of her wickness. After her house has tumbled away the woodland creatures can enjoy their beautiful new home. The Owl's Supper is a great read aloud story for young children. read more
Eight-year-old Zulviya, her sister and her cousin, her mother and her grandmother. they all belong to the loom. For generations th...e women of Zulviya's family have earned their living by weaving rugs by hand. The rugs are valuable and the women are proud of their beautiful handiwork. But the work is hard. It takes months to weave a rug; each one contains hundreds of thousands of knots. Before one work day has passed, Zulviya will tie thousands of knots. As she sits at her work, Zulviya weaves not one but two patterns. The pattern on the loom will become a fine rug. She weaves a second pattern in her mind. There she sees the green of the Afghani hills, the bright blue of the nearby lake, and the vivid orange of the setting sun. And Zulviya takes comfort in the landscape in her mind. read more
An illustrated children's book about two unlikely friends, The Owl & The Wave, who not only find each other, they bring out the be...st in each other. read more
Visions in Poetry is an innovative and award-winning series of classic poems re-interpreted for today's readers by outstanding con...temporary artists in distinctively beautiful editions. The sixth Visions in Poetry book is The Owl and the Pussycat, a nonsense poem by Edward Lear, brilliantly illustrated by Stephane Jorisch. The artist's vision begins in a segregated world where different species never mix and everyone hides behind a mask. Against this backdrop an aristocratic owl from Owl Heights and a bohemian pussycat from the other side of the tracks find each other. They escape society's disapproval by sailing in their pea green boat to? the land where the bong-tree grows, ? a utopia of mismatched creatures living together, their masks doffed for good. Jorisch's playful and fantastic interpretation, inspired in part by Lear's own illustrations as well as the films of Fellini, the art of Miro and The Beatles' Yellow Submarine, is a celebration of love and an exhilarating journey that takes us beyond the quirky charm of this favorite poem." read more
On a sea voyage, the owl and the pussycat decide to marry as soon as they can find a ring.
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A family move into a barn deep in the countryside. The farmer who turned the old threshing barn into a house, had the foresight to... build owl nesting boxes into the loft. The children, Fiona 8 and Max 6, are delighted to discover that they share their new read more
Originally published in 1964, this classic text about enjoying the miracle of every day life is a testament to Piatti's distinctiv...e artwork. This lovely story is a powerful testimony to seeing the beauty in the world and standing apart from the crowd. Full color. read more
Bobo and the Owl introduces the reader to a five-member family of dogs, English Pointers, living on a mid-size, fairly isolated ra...nch in the Rocky Mountains. One of their number, Beauregard (called Bobo), befriends a family of owls and, with the assistanc read more
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After hearing scratches in the attic, Alison discovers a dinner service covered in an intriguing floral owl pattern, and a series ...of events are set in motion that will change her life forever. Alison, her step-brother Roger and Welsh boy Gwyn are forced into a cyclical replay of the tragic Welsh legend of Blodeuwedd, in which a woman is turned into an owl as a punishment for betraying her husband. The Owl Service is a fabulous, multi-layered book of mystery and suspense, but also a contemporary musing on love, class structure and power. read more
Almost 40 years ago, a little story about an owl named Crack was told by Tara to her mother Barbara. This book contains the origin...al illustrations Barbara drew for her daughter, a story treasured, shared now for the first time. read more
Bringing the wit, humor and magic of Beatrix Potter's original world to a whole new generation of children, the "Peter Rabbit "TV ...tie-in program follows brave, mischievous Peter and his two friends-loyal and comical Benjamin and the brand new character, inquisitive and independent Lilly-as they embark on adventures in the big wide world outdoors. Old Brown the owl has stolen Peter's father's journal. And when Squirrel Nutkin tries to rescue the journal, Old Brown captures him, too. Now Peter must choose between saving his most precious possession and saving a friend. What will he do? read more
As the stars come out to play Ebony begins to tell Hale, the Comet cat, and her Grandfather a bedtime story. She tells the tale of... Noctua the Star Owl who hears and sees all, she is the eyes and ears of Ursa Major, the mother of all stars. Longing for a family Noctua flies down to Ia to lay her eggs but all is not well. Food is getting harder to find and the greedy Ghost Owl, Umra, is lurking in the shadows. read more