Our wooden balance board fits perfectly into this bracket, as not only is it wooden, but it is also curved and smooth, making for an all-over sensory experience.
The toys should promote STEM learning. STEM stands for science, technology, engineering, and mathematics. Your child develops an understanding of all of these through playing with Montessori aligned toys.
Puzzle toys are really good for encouraging problem solving, showing cause and effect and spatial awareness.
Finally, they should encourage independence. We should always be nurturing our children to be a capable member of the household.
This can be done by providing them with child sized alternatives to what we use. So, for example a small brush to help clean or a mini watering can to help with the gardening.
Our learning tower is also a good one for this, as it helps to promote independence with tasks in the kitchen and wherever else your little one wants to help out.
Let’s not forget our pikler triangle. A little fun fact about this is that although it is heavily associated with the Montessori Method, it was actually developed by Hungarian pediatrician Dr. Emmi Pikler over 100 years ago!
It allows children to learn their own boundaries, in their own time and that is something Dr. Emmi strongly believed in.
Not only that, but it also develops gross motor skills, teaches creativity, encourages self-confidence and builds concentration which fits in perfectly with the principles of Montessori.
So as you can see, there are lots of reasons to incorporate Montessori inspired toys into your child’s life and they are the very same reasons we developed our own range too.
Montessori Toys - FAQs
Q. What are Montessori toys?
Montessori toys are educational playthings inspired by the Montessori philosophy of education. They are designed to foster independent learning and encourage a child's natural curiosity and creativity.
Q. Why choose Montessori wooden toys over other materials?
Montessori wooden toys are preferred for their durability, eco-friendliness, and alignment with Montessori principles. They offer a sensory-rich and natural play experience.
Q. How do Montessori wooden toys contribute to child development?
Montessori wooden toys foster fine motor skills, problem-solving abilities, concentration, and a love for independent learning. They promote self-directed exploration and discovery.
Q. How do Montessori wooden toys differ from traditional toys?
Montessori wooden toys prioritize open-ended play, problem-solving, and sensory exploration, while traditional toys may have more structured play patterns.