MINILES

pikler triangle &
Montessori inspired furniture

We love wood, kids and Montessori. With this love we make furniture and other wooden products.
We only use massive wood and natural wood coatings.

About us

TINA, JURE in LOVRO

It all started with birth of our first boy Lovro. I fell in love with Montessori and pass it on to Jure. We started with standard unit blocks, learning tower and pikler triangle for our little boy. Jure treats wood with love, he uses no screws and coats with only natural oil.

About Montessori

Maria Montessori (1870 – 1952) was an an Italian physician, doctor and educator best known for her philosophy of education. In 1907 Maria Montessori opened the first “Children’s House” – Casa dei Bambini. She discovered, the child can fully develop all their potentials only in a carefully  prepared environment, which enables the child to have order, focus, become independent and freely choose their work.

  • follow the child: Montessori’s phrase “follow the child” does not mean you physically follow your child around the house or that you let the child do whatever he wants. Rather, it is an acknowledgment that every child is unique and has his own pattern. Optimal development occurs through an integral relationship with a nurturing environment prepared by an adult trained to observe and respond to each child’s needs. A child’s freedom to choose activities within the prepared environment allows the child to reveal himself to the teacher as well as to follow her inner guide, which directs growth. So the key for parents and teachers is observation.
  • help me do it myself: Maria Montessori said, “Never help a child with a task at which he feels he can succeed.”  The key to this sentence is the word FEELS.  Note – it is not about what you feel the child can do, or what you feel is the easiest or quickest way to do it, but what he feels he can do.  You have to let him have the opportunity to try, and then ask for your help if he needs it.  When you do help, after being asked, you only help as much as is needed.  

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