A low shelf has been provided for his activities in the family livingroom. This give him the independence to choose what he'd like to work with and the ability to put it back. At this age, however, a child may have a different sense of order than his parents.
Some of M.'s activities have been purchased from a Montessori outlet while others have been chosen by his parents after carefully observing what skills he is trying to perfect or master. Observing our children will give us the best insight as to what activites will aid them at every stage of their development.
In another part of the house, the parents have made use of what already exists. In this case, they have used the top of a wooden chest as a shelf for more of M.'s activities.
In the kitchen, this small shelf has been used to hold more of M.'s things. The cans are used for stacking, the pots and pans for practising taking off and on a lid (and to discover the lovely sounds it makes), there are matching cards in a small holder, cups and bowls to explore with, and a child-sized pushbroom and a small dustpan.