We've listed over 2000 items here to help you build a prepared environment in your own home. These items reflect respect, independence, movement, true developmental growth through child-powered exploration, quality, beauty, and minimalism.
Each collection below includes items for play, eating, self-care, outdoors, travel, and learning as well as an developmental overview of that age. Many items span several age collections, and have been listed in the earliest age we recommend.
These lists are just to get you started! Each family is different, and what you decide to bring into your home is a very personal decision. Use these ideas as a guide for yourself and to share with others.
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4 to 6 years
6 to 9 years