Montessori Toys:
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In my quest for fun, quality, educational Montessori activities for the home, I’ve reviewed nearly 100 different Montessori toys and materials you can use to foster Montessori-style learning right at home, without the expensive Montessori school tuition! You can view the complete list of educational toy reviews below, or filter according to age group or toy type. Remember that even the best educational toys are no substitute for creativity, and you’ll get more value of out of any Montessori activity you do with your child if you’ve taken the time to learn a bit about Maria Montessori’s unique educational philosophy first!

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Educational Toys Maria Montessori Would Love

Posted by on Nov 21, 2012 in Montessori Toys | 0 comments

If someone told you how butterflies start off as caterpillars you might vaguely understand or care but if someone showed you the process, turned it into a visual, hands on experience, you are going to understand the power of metamorphosis on a much higher level.  This is why a large focus in Montessori schools is hands on learning. In other words, Montessori is about teaching in ways proven to inspire success and a deeper curiosity for learning.  Learning should evoke fun; therefore any toy that sparks laughter and intrigue while secretly teaching is approved by Montessori standards. Here are 8 great toys Maria Montessori would have loved, add them to your gift-list this holiday season and you’ll be sure to delight both guardian and child!

 

1. Super Sorting Pie by Learning Resources

 

 

 

Kids are naturally drawn to the bright colors and delicious design of this Super Sorting Pie and putting together the pieces are almost as much fun as… well, eating a real pie! There are a number of ways for a child to use their own creativity to make the perfect pie while in the process they will be learning and getting comfortable with number placement. Keep in mind, this gift is extra perfect for kids who already have grocery related toys or mini-kitchens.

 

 

 

 

 

2. Froggy Feeding Fun Matching Game

 

 

 

For young ones that are just learning how to match their colors and numbers, this frog-filled game is the perfect push towards matching success! Kids will grow and fine-tune their identification, number, and color recognition skills as they play the game. Froggy Feeing Fun involves rolling a set of dice and then matching the colors and numbers to the right chip to feed the frog.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

3. Melisa & Doug, See & Spell Learning Blocks

 

Having worked in a Toy Store back in high school, I know how popular Melissa and Doug products are—among both parents and children. Montessori classrooms regularly use blocks, like these See & Spell Blocks, to help kids learn how to spell common words much earlier than usual. Not only does this toy offer fun but it makes the kids feel accomplished and more confident when they are able to do it.

4. Design Your Own Table Mat

As a kid I loved these personable placements more than anything!! Being able to decorate their own space at the dinner table makes kids feel special, like they are important. It also allows for a release of creativity time and time again, kids will be able to redo their placemat whenever they please because the crayons can be wiped off. This mat gets bonus points because it also teaches children proper placement of eating utensils, sharpening up etiquette without being overbearing.

 

 

 

5. Hug-a-Planet; The Squishy World-Map Pillow

 

Instead of getting your child just another teddy bear to cuddle with, get them this Hug-a-Planet Pillow designed to mimic the planet! Geography is so important for kids to understand but it’s routinely struggled with, partly because it’s rare that kids actually look—up close—at a map of the world. With this pillow lying around, they are sure to soak in more geography, regardless if they notice or not.

 

6. Let’s Play House Doll Felt Set

 

The Montessori Method of teaching incorporates a lot of felt boards in their curriculum; children enjoy mixing and matching felt pieces, allowing them endless hours to explore their creativity in a healthy way. Included in this Play House Doll Felt Set are over 20+ felt pieces, as kids dictate a world of their own they will also be strengthening their eye-hand coordination.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

7. Grow Your Own Butterfly Kit

 

 

This Grow Your Own Butterfly Kit offers nonstop fun; whoever you gift this too will enjoy watching the most amazing process, the metamorphosis of a caterpillar becoming a butterfly. Introduce children to the wonders of the scientific world; allow the mystery of a cocoon to puzzle their brains as they wait with anticipation for the birth of the butterflies.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

8. The Ultimate Crystal Growing Kit

 

 

The most glamorous science gift you can give someone, the gift of growing an endless supply of crystals! If the children on your gift list are a little bit older, perhaps they would enjoy the magic of growing their own crystals with this hands-on learning experience. Who knows, perhaps you will light a fire within the gifted—sparking a great scientific future!

 

 

Montessori Materials on Sale

Posted by on May 24, 2011 in By Type, Montessori Toys | 0 comments

Montessori Materials on Sale

Don’t you love a great bargain?

Since kids outgrow everything very quickly, it’s great to find toys at a bargain. Particularly when those toys are right in line with the holistic, wholesome Montessori educational philosophy.

I’ll try to keep this page updated with the web’s best bargains on Montessori toys, so you can educate your kids and save money too!


Melissa & Doug-Leading Designer of Education Toys

Melissa and Doug Toys

Posted by on May 23, 2011 in By Type, Montessori Toys | 1 comment

Melissa and Doug Toys

Melissa and Doug is a Connecticut-based toymaker that has been in the business of making beautiful toys since the late 1980′s.

They offer tons of toys that fit in with the Montessori approach to children’s materials.

These toys are made with a great attention to detail. My nephews are huge Melissa and Doug fans!

  • Melissa & Doug Lace and Trace Farm

    Melissa & Doug Lace and Trace Farm

    If you want to help foster coordination and fine motor skills in your child, these lacing cards might be just what you are looking for. These feature a variety of fun farm animals and come in a durable storage case. Your child will enjoy learning to slide the colorful laces through these beautiful and high quality lacing boards.

  • Melissa & Doug Wooden Shape Sorting Clock

    Melissa & Doug Wooden Shape Sorting Clock

    This colorful clock is a teaching tool and a puzzle in one. You can use it to teach your children to tell time, to identify shapes and numbers. It is constructed from colorful pieces and any child will delight in an opportunity to enjoy this clever toy.

  • Melissa & Doug Geometric Stacker

    Melissa & Doug Geometric Stacker

    This geometric stacker is beautiful and fun at the same time. It comes complete with 25 colorful pieces that your child can use to create beautiful towers. Your child will spend hours playing with this great toy that builds coordination, problem solving skills and shape recognition.

  • Melissa & Doug Deluxe Pound and Roll Tower

    Melissa & Doug Deluxe Pound and Roll Tower

    This toy is both unique and fun. Your child will enjoy using the wooden hammer to pound balls through the opening in the top of the toy. Then they will roll downward while your child listens in delight. This toy is a great value because of its quality craftsmanship and sturdy wood construction.

  • Montessori Style Educational & Developmental Toys by Melissa & Doug

    Montessori Style Educational & Developmental Toys by Melissa & Doug

    This Montessori bundle contains everything you need to get started with Montessori style learning at home. It features 7 great items perfect for a wide variety of different ages from 2 on up. This is a great value if you are looking for high quality Montessori toys for your children.

  • Melissa and Doug Building Blocks

    Melissa and Doug Building Blocks

    I guarantee you that your children will absolutely go wild for this set of wooden blocks. This is a classic toy that every child can enjoy.

  • Melissa & Doug Upper and Lower Case Alphabet

    Melissa & Doug Upper and Lower Case Alphabet

    Learning the alphabet is fun with this set of upper and lower case letters from Melissa & Doug. Your child will love seeing the pictures under the letters and will able to start identifying which letters go together. This is a great teaching tool that will bring fun and enjoyment into teaching your child.

  • Melissa & Doug Bead Sequencing Set

    Melissa & Doug Bead Sequencing Set

    Your child will love choosing the correct beads to match up with the pattern shown on their sequencing cards. This fun bead set will teach reasoning skills as your child sorts through the many beads provided in this set. This great set includes 10 different patterns each with increasing levels of difficulty to ensure that your child always has a challenge.

  • Melissa & Doug Pattern Blocks and Boards

    Melissa & Doug Pattern Blocks and Boards

    This toy set includes more than 100 pattern blocks, 10 beautiful and fun patterns and a convenient wooden case. Your child will love putting together the patterns shown as they learn about shapes and colors. This toy will provide hours of educational fun for you and your child.

Montessori Sandpaper Letters

Posted by on Feb 25, 2011 in By Type, Montessori Toys | 0 comments

Montessori Sandpaper Letters

Montessori education emphasizes the full engagement of all five senses.

The famous sandpaper letters (and numbers!) allow children to learn the alphabet in a very tactile way. You’ll be amazed at how much kids love to play with these.

You can, of course, make your own sandpaper letters.

However, if you’re looking for a nice selection of sandpaper letters for the children in your life, here are my picks:

  • Montessori Lower Case Sandpaper Letters with Box

    Montessori Lower Case Sandpaper Letters with Box

    This fun letters set helps your child to learn the lower case letters using both sight and touch. When they are done the letters all fit nicely into a high quality wooden box. You will be delighted by the quality of this set.
  • Montessori Lower Case Cursive Sandpaper Letters with Box

    Montessori Lower Case Cursive Sandpaper Letters with Box

    This set of wooden sandpaper letters is a great choice for helping your child to learn basic shapes of the lower case cursive letters. It is a high quality set with a great storage box for when it is not in use.
  • Tactile Sandpaper Numerals

    Tactile Sandpaper Numerals

    Learning comes alive when children are able to rely on multiple senses. These tactile numbers engage the senses of both sight and touch as children learn their numbers.

Montessori Wooden Toys

Posted by on Feb 25, 2011 in By Type, Montessori Toys | 1 comment

Montessori Wooden Toys

What are the best Montessori toys out there made from wood?

With so many to choose from, I thought I’d list out a selection of my favorite classic wooden Montessori toys here.

In my mind, nothing beats wooden blocks as the ultimate wooden Montessori toy for children. You can do so much with them–they help kids build all kinds of different skills, and they continually encourage lots of creativity from the child ‘working’ with the set of blocks. The more blocks, the merrier!

Of course, there are plenty of other kinds of wooden toys in the Montessori tradition. I’ve listed the best of the best below. Hope you like them as much as I do!

  • Melissa and Doug Building Blocks

    Melissa and Doug Building Blocks

    This classic set of wooden blocks never gets old. There are so many ways for children to play, learn and explore with these!
  • KID O Grouping Objects Fruit Puzzle

    KID O Grouping Objects Fruit Puzzle

    This puzzle is long lasting and durable. The pieces are large enough for small hands to hold and this is a great basic puzzle. Plus the design is adorable.
  • Tumble Down Counting Pegs

    Tumble Down Counting Pegs

    Your child will find this toy absolutely delightful. They place the pegs into the slots and count as they place them in. Once they are in place your child turns the knob and watches the pegs as they tumble down. This is a fun way to get your child to practice their counting skills.
  • Melissa & Doug Geometric Stacker

    Melissa & Doug Geometric Stacker

    This geometric stacker is beautiful and fun at the same time. It comes complete with 25 colorful pieces that your child can use to create beautiful towers. Your child will spend hours playing with this great toy that builds coordination, problem solving skills and shape recognition.
  • Wooden Circle Tower

    Wooden Circle Tower

    This stacking and nesting tower will provide your child with endless hours of learning fun as they work on developing their coordination, stacking and logic skills. This toy teaches your child without them even realizing that they are learning. The blocks can be put together in 6 unique combinations.
  • Hardwood Shape Sorting Cube

    Hardwood Shape Sorting Cube

    This large hardwood sorting cube will quickly become a favorite plaything for your child. This cube has 4 different sorting combinations, each with an increasing level of difficulty. Once the shapes go into the cube they can easily be removed using the large openings on the side.
  • Montessori Cylinder Blocks

    Montessori Cylinder Blocks

    This cylinder block set which features 4 blocks and various sized cylinders will prepare your child for a variety of different activities. It can help to develop math skills, writing skills and even visual skills. This is a great toy with unlimited learning potential.
  • First Jigsaw Puzzle

    First Jigsaw Puzzle

    Your young toddler will really enjoy this easy to assemble and versatile puzzle. It features 4 interlocking and interchangeable pieces made of solid wood that are perfect for teaching baby about how puzzles work. The pieces are safe to play with and chemical free so you won’t have to worry if your baby sticks these pieces in their mouth.
  • Kid-O Animal Homes Wooden Book

    Kid-O Animal Homes Wooden Book

    This high quality wooden book is perfect for reading to your infant or young toddler. Your children will love looking at the beautiful silk screened images on the 4 wooden pages as they learn about various animals and where they live.
  • Natural Disk Rattle by Maple Landmark

    Natural Disk Rattle by Maple Landmark

    With this natural rattle you wonít have to worry about your child getting harmful chemicals into their precious little mouth. It is made entirely of hardwood and is put together by hand using glue. Your child will love playing with this fun rattle and watching the discs move and spin.
  • Screw Block

    Screw Block

    This fun toy is a great choice for children 2 and up. It helps with the development of eye hand coordination. Little fingers will love learning to screw the large colorful screws into the block base.
  • Size and Shape Wagon of Blocks

    Size and Shape Wagon of Blocks

    This set of 15 hardwood blocks is perfect for stacking and playing. The included wagon will help your child recognize shapes and sizes. They will develop coordination and logic skills as they work to replace their blocks into the cute wagon. This toy is a hit with both parents and children.
  • KID O Narrow to Wide Puzzle

    KID O Narrow to Wide Puzzle

    This simple puzzle will help your child to learn skills like problem solving, eye hand coordination and spatial relationships. This puzzle features various pieces which slowly increase in width and change in hue. This puzzle is high quality and is a great choice for children over 3 years in age.
  • Plan Toys Cone Sorting

    Plan Toys Cone Sorting

    This cone stacking toy will provide hours of fun and enjoyment for your child as they learn about size and shape and develop logic skills. This set comes with 9 colorful pieces and hours of educational fun.

Montessori Baby Toys

Posted by on Feb 25, 2011 in By Type, Montessori Toys | 3 comments

Montessori Baby Toys

Above all, baby toys need to be safe and non-toxic. The great thing about Montessori toys is that they are predominantly made out of natural materials.

Wood, fabric and string are safe and enjoyable for babies to use. And the simplicity of Montessori baby toys gives them a simple elegance that I really love.

These are some of my favorites:

  • Floating Ducks Bath Toy

    Floating Ducks Bath Toy

    Even bath time can be a learning experience with these cute floating ducks. The baby duck can be nested into the back of the mother duck. They float in the water and rock on dry ground. This is a wonderful bath toy for any child 3 months and older.
  • Natural Disk Rattle by Maple Landmark

    Natural Disk Rattle by Maple Landmark

    With this natural rattle you wonít have to worry about your child getting harmful chemicals into their precious little mouth. It is made entirely of hardwood and is put together by hand using glue. Your child will love playing with this fun rattle and watching the discs move and spin.
  • Kid-O Animal Homes Wooden Book

    Kid-O Animal Homes Wooden Book

    This high quality wooden book is perfect for reading to your infant or young toddler. Your children will love looking at the beautiful silk screened images on the 4 wooden pages as they learn about various animals and where they live.

Montessori Toys for Preschoolers (5 yrs and up)

Posted by on Feb 25, 2011 in By Age Group, Montessori Toys | 1 comment

Montessori Toys for Preschoolers (5 yrs and up)

As children grow up from toddlers to preschoolers and beyond, their Montessori toys steadily grow in complexity.

Below you’ll find some great books, mathematics toys, puzzles and supplies in line with the Montessori educational philosophy.

While I love the simplicity of early Montessori toys, I love how much fun kids have “working” with toys like those I’ve listed below.

Take a look, and please let me know if you have some favorites that I didn’t mention below!

  • Montessori Spindle Box with 45 Spindles

    Montessori Spindle Box with 45 Spindles

    If you are looking for a high quality Montessori spindle set, this one is for you. This set features a box with 9 compartments as well as 45 high quality spindles.
  • Tactile Sandpaper Numerals

    Tactile Sandpaper Numerals

    Learning comes alive when children are able to rely on multiple senses. These tactile numbers engage the senses of both sight and touch as children learn their numbers.
  • Montessori Cylinder Blocks

    Montessori Cylinder Blocks

    This cylinder block set which features 4 blocks and various sized cylinders will prepare your child for a variety of different activities. It can help to develop math skills, writing skills and even visual skills. This is a great toy with unlimited learning potential.
  • Montessori Hundred Board

    Montessori Hundred Board

    Counting skills are fun and easy to master with this hundred board. This set comes with 100 numbered chips that can easily be placed in numerical order on the board. This is great for introducing early math skills.
  • Montessori Style Educational & Developmental Toys by Melissa & Doug

    Montessori Style Educational & Developmental Toys by Melissa & Doug

    This Montessori bundle contains everything you need to get started with Montessori style learning at home. It features 7 great items perfect for a wide variety of different ages from 2 on up. This is a great value if you are looking for high quality Montessori toys for your children.
  • Montessori Stamp Game with Papers

    Montessori Stamp Game with Papers

    This Montessori stamp game is high quality and ready to use. It features a set of 50 sheets with 15 different problem grids. You will also find counters and everything you need for a fun and educational stamp game.
  • Montessori Division Bead Board

    Montessori Division Bead Board

    This board is a fun and interactive way for your child to start practicing their division skills. It features 81 green beads and 9 skittles. This allows your child to work on their division tables in a fun and interactive manner.
  • Montessori Small Numerical Rods

    Montessori Small Numerical Rods

    These number rods will help your child to realize the value behind numbers. These rods are beautiful and are created in colorful red and blue. Each rod is graduated and slowly increases in size from 2.5 cm to 25 cm. A set of wooden number tiles is also included in this high quality set.
  • Montessori Trinomial Cube

    Montessori Trinomial Cube

    This toy will be a fun challenge for your child. There are 27 wooden cubes in a box with a lid. The challenge is being able to reassemble the trinomial using the pieces and the provided pattern. This is a great toy for eager learners.
  • Montessori USA Puzzle with Control Map

    Montessori USA Puzzle with Control Map

    Learning geography has never been so fun. This map features pieces for each of the 50 states with the knobs located on the capital. It also includes a marked and an unmarked control map for easy reference during assembly.
  • KID O Memory Match 36

    KID O Memory Match 36

    This fun matching game is both enjoyable and durable. It features a 2 sided card for more playing possibilities and a variety of animal tracks for matching. It is perfect for trips in the car or a quiet morning at home.
  • Montessori Lower Case Sandpaper Letters with Box

    Montessori Lower Case Sandpaper Letters with Box

    This fun letters set helps your child to learn the lower case letters using both sight and touch. When they are done the letters all fit nicely into a high quality wooden box. You will be delighted by the quality of this set.
  • Montessori Lower Case Cursive Sandpaper Letters with Box

    Montessori Lower Case Cursive Sandpaper Letters with Box

    This set of wooden sandpaper letters is a great choice for helping your child to learn basic shapes of the lower case cursive letters. It is a high quality set with a great storage box for when it is not in use.
  • Melissa and Doug Building Blocks

    Melissa and Doug Building Blocks

    This classic set of wooden blocks never gets old. There are so many ways for children to play, learn and explore with these!
  • Montessori Bank Game

    Montessori Bank Game

    This bank game is fun for one child with a little help from an adult or for multiple children. It is great for working on math skills such as multiplication, addition and more. Your children will find endless hours of fun with this fun bank game complete with name tags.
  • Place Setting Placemat

    Place Setting Placemat

    Learning how to set a table properly is fun and easy with this placemat that can serve as a constant reference. It is a great way to start teaching your child essential household skills that they will need throughout life.
  • Montessori D Nealian Movable Alphabets with Box

    Montessori D Nealian Movable Alphabets with Box

    This wooden box contains 5 each of the D Nealian letters if they are consonants and 10 each of the vowels. Vowels and consonants are painted different colors for easy recognition.
  • Quart Pouring Pitcher

    Quart Pouring Pitcher

    Children can easily practice pouring and measuring with this lidded pouring jar with measurements. It is high quality and dishwasher safe.
  • Montessori Addition Strip Board

    Montessori Addition Strip Board

    Help your child to easily understand addition with this adding strip board. This is a great way to practice adding numbers and being able to actually see items increase as you add. This helps children to learn as they see a visual representation of what they are doing.
  • Fraction Circle, Red

    Fraction Circle, Red

    The basics of fractions can be learned in a fun and interactive environment with these fraction boards. Your child will be able to easily see what the whole, half and parts of a circle are using this high quality learning aid.

Montessori Toys for Toddlers (2-4 yrs)

Posted by on Feb 25, 2011 in By Age Group, Montessori Toys | 0 comments

In the Montessori philosophy, what children do is called “work.” Their work may look like play, but what children do when they work is explore the world, learn important skills and develop the qualities of a happy and compassionate human being.

Some of the toys below resemble easily recognizable toys like blocks, puzzles and games. Others are art supplies children can use to engage their creativity. And you might even notice some child-size tools that resemble adult tools like brooms, mops and such.

Since Montessori dissolves the distinction between work and play, Montessori toys always serve important functions on top of helping the child have fun.

These are just some of my favorite toys for kids aged 2 to 4 years. Hope you like them!

  • KID O Narrow to Wide Puzzle

    KID O Narrow to Wide Puzzle

    This simple puzzle will help your child to learn skills like problem solving, eye hand coordination and spatial relationships. This puzzle features various pieces which slowly increase in width and change in hue. This puzzle is high quality and is a great choice for children over 3 years in age.
  • Melissa & Doug Bead Sequencing Set

    Melissa & Doug Bead Sequencing Set

    Your child will love choosing the correct beads to match up with the pattern shown on their sequencing cards. This fun bead set will teach reasoning skills as your child sorts through the many beads provided in this set. This great set includes 10 different patterns each with increasing levels of difficulty to ensure that your child always has a challenge.
  • Montessori Sorting Box

    Montessori Sorting Box

    This Montessori sorting box will teach your child about shapes, colors, numbers and more. Children will love how many different games and activities this box allows and you will love how much it encourages your child to learn.
  • KID O Matching Shades Puzzle

    KID O Matching Shades Puzzle

    Help your child to learn to recognize subtle differences in colors and shades with this fun 12 piece puzzle. This puzzle will definitely be a challenge and will help your child to develop their reasoning skills and coordination. This puzzle will likely become an instant favorite of your children.
  • 3D Feel & Find

    3D Feel & Find

    This wonderful toy features a durable cotton bag stuffed with objects that will help your child work on their counting, matching and sorting skills. This toy is great for solo play, learning time with a parent or playing in groups. Overall it is a great choice for any child ages 3 and up.
  • Melissa & Doug Pattern Blocks and Boards

    Melissa & Doug Pattern Blocks and Boards

    This toy set includes more than 100 pattern blocks, 10 beautiful and fun patterns and a convenient wooden case. Your child will love putting together the patterns shown as they learn about shapes and colors. This toy will provide hours of educational fun for you and your child.
  • Haba Ball Track Roll n Roll n Roll

    Haba Ball Track Roll n Roll n Roll

    This ball rolling track is well constructed and made of high quality beech wood. It makes a great addition to any playroom and is the perfect toy for children 3 and up. As your child watches the colorful balls roll down the track they will learn about cause and effect in a fun and enjoyable manner.
  • Melissa & Doug Lace and Trace Farm

    Melissa & Doug Lace and Trace Farm

    If you want to help foster coordination and fine motor skills in your child, these lacing cards might be just what you are looking for. These feature a variety of fun farm animals and come in a durable storage case. Your child will enjoy learning to slide the colorful laces through these beautiful and high quality lacing boards.
  • Tumble Down Counting Pegs

    Tumble Down Counting Pegs

    Your child will find this toy absolutely delightful. They place the pegs into the slots and count as they place them in. Once they are in place your child turns the knob and watches the pegs as they tumble down. This is a fun way to get your child to practice their counting skills.
  • Melissa & Doug Upper and Lower Case Alphabet

    Melissa & Doug Upper and Lower Case Alphabet

    Learning the alphabet is fun with this set of upper and lower case letters from Melissa & Doug. Your child will love seeing the pictures under the letters and will able to start identifying which letters go together. This is a great teaching tool that will bring fun and enjoyment into teaching your child.
  • Melissa & Doug Wooden Shape Sorting Clock

    Melissa & Doug Wooden Shape Sorting Clock

    This colorful clock is a teaching tool and a puzzle in one. You can use it to teach your children to tell time, to identify shapes and numbers. It is constructed from colorful pieces and any child will delight in an opportunity to enjoy this clever toy.
  • Little Lock Box

    Little Lock Box

    What child doesn’t love opening secret compartments? This lock box is perfect for helping little fingers to develop strength and dexterity with its variety of locking and latching compartments. Your children will love spending hours discovering each compartment, especially if you place little surprises inside for them to find.
  • Melissa & Doug Geometric Stacker

    Melissa & Doug Geometric Stacker

    This geometric stacker is beautiful and fun at the same time. It comes complete with 25 colorful pieces that your child can use to create beautiful towers. Your child will spend hours playing with this great toy that builds coordination, problem solving skills and shape recognition.
  • Melissa & Doug Deluxe Pound and Roll Tower

    Melissa & Doug Deluxe Pound and Roll Tower

    This toy is both unique and fun. Your child will enjoy using the wooden hammer to pound balls through the opening in the top of the toy. Then they will roll downward while your child listens in delight. This toy is a great value because of its quality craftsmanship and sturdy wood construction.
  • Turn, Look & Listen Music Box

    Turn, Look & Listen Music Box

    This little music box is an absolute delight. Your child will love it. It is durable and built to last. When your child turns the handle they will hear a beautiful little tune and be able to watch the little character on top bob up and down.
  • Plan Toys Cone Sorting

    Plan Toys Cone Sorting

    This cone stacking toy will provide hours of fun and enjoyment for your child as they learn about size and shape and develop logic skills. This set comes with 9 colorful pieces and hours of educational fun.
  • Watercolor Paints

    Watercolor Paints

    Foster the creativity in your child with this watercolor paint set. The set includes 6 high quality watercolor paints in beautiful colors. These bottles contain lots of paint, so you should have plenty for years of fun.
  • Screw Block

    Screw Block

    This fun toy is a great choice for children 2 and up. It helps with the development of eye hand coordination. Little fingers will love learning to screw the large colorful screws into the block base.
  • Amazing Tracker Ball Maze

    Amazing Tracker Ball Maze

    This colorful and fun ball maze will delight children ages 2 and up for hours. As they watch the ball travel back and forth on the path they will learn to develop logical reasoning. This also helps with the development of coordination as tiny fingers grasp the colorful balls. This is a great toy that any child will love.
  • Stockmar Stick Crayons

    Stockmar Stick Crayons

    These large chunky crayons are perfect for little fingers. They are created from high quality beeswax and will impart beautiful color to any page. This is a great way to help your child take their steps into the world of art and creativity.
  • Memory Circles

    Memory Circles

    Help your child to develop memory as you hide small objects beneath these colorful circles. This toy is long lasting and will provide endless fun for you and your child. The base of the toy spins which makes this toy great for beginners and those that need a little more challenge as well.
  • Size and Shape Wagon of Blocks

    Size and Shape Wagon of Blocks

    This set of 15 hardwood blocks is perfect for stacking and playing. The included wagon will help your child recognize shapes and sizes. They will develop coordination and logic skills as they work to replace their blocks into the cute wagon. This toy is a hit with both parents and children.
  • Shaper Sorter with Mirror

    Shape Sorter with Mirror

    Young children love watching themselves and this fun toy gives them the perfect opportunity. They can easily watch as they match various shapes with coordinating holes. This high quality piece will provide hours of enjoyment for your child.
  • Hardwood Shape Sorting Cube

    Hardwood Shape Sorting Cube

    This large hardwood sorting cube will quickly become a favorite plaything for your child. This cube has 4 different sorting combinations, each with an increasing level of difficulty. Once the shapes go into the cube they can easily be removed using the large openings on the side.
  • Motor Letters - Uppercase

    Motor Letters – Uppercase

    Help your child learn the basic movements involved in creating each of the uppercase letters in the alphabet. This educational toy is both fun and learning centered. On many of the letters your child can even practice tracing the letters by placing a paper underneath and the following the pattern with a pencil.
  • Math Skills Number Puzzle

    Math Skills Number Puzzle

    This fun toy is a great choice for children 4 and up as they work on developing their math skills. It features removable numbers that can be used to create simple math problems, a chalkboard for tracing, counting beads and more. Everything is high quality and will last through countless hours of play.
  • Classification Discovery Game

    Classification Discovery Game

    This high quality toy is perfect for helping your children learn to classify objects into categories like food, toys or animals. This toy features a 5 compartment sorting box, 10 classification tiles and more than 100 objects to sort. Endless hours of fun and learning await.
  • KID O Grouping Objects Fruit Puzzle

    KID O Grouping Objects Fruit Puzzle

    This puzzle is long lasting and durable. The pieces are large enough for small hands to hold and this is a great basic puzzle. Plus the design is adorable.
  • Stack and Nest Cups

    Stack and Nest Cups

    These colorful cups are perfect for stacking or nesting. They are also a great addition to the bathtub or the sandbox. Pick up a set of these fun cups today for an affordable and fun toy for your children.

Montessori Toys for Infants (0-2 yrs)

Posted by on Feb 25, 2011 in By Age Group, Montessori Toys | 2 comments

Educational toys make a great gift for babies! The aim with montessori toys for infants is to create a warm, supportive and safe environment that the child can explore and discover.

If you were a baby, would you rather have fun, simple toys made from natural materials like wood and fabric, or would you prefer noisy toys made from plastic?

The montessori approach to infant toys emphasizes simplicity, beauty and the fun of exploring the world one baby step at a time.

  • Rainbow Tunnel Stacker and Puzzle

    Rainbow Tunnel Stacker and Puzzle

    This rainbow stacking toy will provide hours of fun and educational entertainment for your child. It is made of high quality alder wood that has been dyed using a gentle process that is safe for your child. They can create beautiful stacking designs with this toy that fosters creativity.
  • Floating Ducks Bath Toy

    Floating Ducks Bath Toy

    Even bath time can be a learning experience with these cute floating ducks. The baby duck can be nested into the back of the mother duck. They float in the water and rock on dry ground. This is a wonderful bath toy for any child 3 months and older.
  • Kid-O Animal Homes Wooden Book

    Kid-O Animal Homes Wooden Book

    This high quality wooden book is perfect for reading to your infant or young toddler. Your children will love looking at the beautiful silk screened images on the 4 wooden pages as they learn about various animals and where they live.
  • First Jigsaw Puzzle

    First Jigsaw Puzzle

    Your young toddler will really enjoy this easy to assemble and versatile puzzle. It features 4 interlocking and interchangeable pieces made of solid wood that are perfect for teaching baby about how puzzles work. The pieces are safe to play with and chemical free so you won’t have to worry if your baby sticks these pieces in their mouth.
  • Spin-Around Glitter Drum

    Spin-Around Glitter Drum

    As your young child starts to explore the world around them they will find this glitter spinner fascinating. The easy rolling movement will help your child develop their arm and wrist muscles and eye hand coordination while the sparkling glitter will keep your child interested. This is a great choice for children between the ages of 1 and 2.
  • Natural Disk Rattle by Maple Landmark

    Natural Disk Rattle by Maple Landmark

    With this natural rattle you won’t have to worry about your child getting harmful chemicals into their precious little mouth. It is made entirely of hardwood and is put together by hand using glue. Your child will love playing with this fun rattle and watching the discs move and spin.
  • Geo Form Boards Puzzles

    Geo Form Boards Puzzles

    Teaching your child about shapes has never been more fun. These puzzles feature unique designs that will help your child to learn about shapes, colors and lines. The interactive puzzles will also help your little one to develop their eye hand coordination. These puzzles are a fun choice for any young toddler.
  • Wooden Circle Tower

    Wooden Circle Tower

    This stacking and nesting tower will provide your child with endless hours of learning fun as they work on developing their coordination, stacking and logic skills. This toy teaches your child without them even realizing that they are learning. The blocks can be put together in 6 unique combinations.
  • EverEarth Pull Along Duck Baby Toy with Egg by Maxim

    EverEarth Pull Along Duck Baby Toy with Egg by Maxim

    This pull along duck toy is the perfect choice for a young, walking toddler. They will love pulling this adorable duck with them around the house and playing with the 2 piece egg puzzle which is included. This wooden toy is safe for kids, doesn’t use batteries and is tons of fun.
  • Haba Paola Soft Doll

    Haba Paola Soft Doll

    This doll is great for cuddling, loving and accompanying your child wherever they may go. Young children love dressing and undressing this non-toxic doll and will learn important skills like eye hand coordination as they play with this special doll.
  • Infantino My First Puzzles

    Infantino My First Puzzles

    This puzzle set features 6 adorable animal puzzles that will keep your child entertained for hours and hours. The puzzles vary in difficulty so this set is an ideal choice for any child between the ages of 1 and 3. The puzzles are perfect for working on counting and math skills. Your child will love the beautiful animal pictures as well.
  • Threading and Lacing Bead Set

    Threading and Lacing Bead Set

    These chunky beads are the perfect size for children 18 months and over to practice their lacing skills. This set features a long cord and a child-safe lacing needle as well as a colorful assortment of rings and beads. Endless educational fun awaits your child.