Montessori is a way of life. You can never start too early integrating the philosophy into your home and your child's life with Montessori toys for babies.
I was researching materials for babies. So, I thought I would share these thoughts and ideas with you. Of course, nothing beats mother nature, as you know, but the materials listed below are wonderful for early learning.
I wrote a Montessori Toys Gift Guide for Babies & Toddlers last year. I created this list without looking at the old list and came up with new materials!
“Too little attention is paid to the newborn child that has just experienced the most difficult of human crises. When he appears in our midst, we hardly know how to receive him, even though he bears within himself a power to create a better world than that in which we live ourselves. ” ~ Dr. Montessori
Our Favorite Montessori Toys for Babies & Toddlers
My almost 3-year-old son still loves Guidecraft's Wooden See Saw Sorter. This Montessori toy is perfect for early fine motor work. It also works in pre-math with the solid shapes and science with the balance scale.
This Montessori Color Resemblance Sorting Task is a great way to develop the sense of sight. The child will discriminate between different shades and different colors while working on his fine motor skills.
Plan Toy's Geometric Sorting Board is great for many of the same reasons. The child has to use problem-solving skills to fit the shape into the proper location.
Again, my almost 3-year-old still loves this material. The Plan Toy Shape and Sort It Out will keep your infant busy and challenged.
Manhattan Toy Natural Skwish Rattle is the perfect first gift. We had one for both our boys and it got a lot of use. Kids are fascinated with the shape and feel of the material.
Hape's First Pounder works those fine motor skills while getting great energy out. The child must develop hand-eye coordination to hammer the pegs.
You can never start too early with building blocks and Hape's Maple Blocks are a great way to introduce your child to the world of spatial awareness.
I hope you found this post useful! What are your favorite Montessori toys for babies and toddlers?