Best Montessori Toys for Toddlers
Best Montessori Toys for Toddlers
September 29, 2022

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. If you’ve found Montessori to be a good fit for your little one and your family, then focusing on 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 materials, err on the side of simplicity (no batteries needed), focus on a single skill, and be realistic and purpose-driven. (For more on what to look for when choosing a Montessori-friendly toy, check out our Best Montessori Toys for Babies guide.)

These 15 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.

Pretend Play

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

Fine Motor Skills

From pincer grasp and stacking to twisting and making those very first scribbles, these toys help baby learn to coordinate wrist and hand movements.

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.

Gross Motor Skills

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

Art & Music

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

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Amylia Ryan is the Associate Editor at Babylist, where she writes and edits content on pregnancy and postpartum wellness, baby products and more. Before dedicating herself to helping new parents learn all about life with a baby, she worked in book publishing as an editor. She still sometimes edits books on the side, but the majority of her free time is dedicated to her two children.

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