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Best Montessori Toys for Toddlers
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December 22, 2023

Best Montessori Toys for Toddlers

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Best Montessori Toys for Toddlers

Toddlerhood is a time for curiosity, exploration and learning—all tenants of the Montessori method, a child-centered approach to education founded by (and named after) Italian educator Maria Montessori. If you’re interested in applying this method for your little one and your family, then toys that support this philosophy can be the perfect way to encourage your toddler’s learning through play.

Montessori-inspired toys should center around a few basic principles:

  • They should be made from natural, non-toxic materials (think wood)
  • Err on the side of simplicity (aka no batteries needed)
  • Focus on a single skill
  • Be realistic and purpose-driven

Montessori toys also encourage your child’s development in a variety of areas including practical life skills, fine and gross motor skills development and language.

These Montessori-friendly toys check all of those boxes and, best of all, they’re fun! They’ll inspire hours of play and are toys your toddler will come back to again and again.

Here are our picks for the best Montessori toys for toddlers.

Montessori Toys For Pretend Play

These toys inspire your little one’s imagination for unlimited creativity and playtime.

Montessori Toys For Fine Motor Skills

From pincer grasp and stacking to twisting and making those very first scribbles, these toys help develop their hand-eye coordination.

Montessori Walkers

As your toddler works hard at their toddling, a walker or push toy can provide some much needed support for balance. And a pull toy makes for a great walking companion.

Montessori Toys For Gross Motor Skills

Along with learning to walk (and run), toddlers also need plenty of space to climb, jump and balance.

Montessori Art & Music Toys

These creativity-focused toys teach your little one the basics of colors and music.

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