Montessori Toys & Activities

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Montessori Toys & Activities
What Are Montessori Toys?

What are Montessori Toys?

As parents, we all want our children to have the best education and development possible. The Montessori method is an educational pedagogy that has been adapted and applied to the home environment in recent years. With its focus on hands-on, child-led learning, the ideas behind the Montessori method translate well to the home environment, and as such may parents are seeking ways to support the use of the philosophy at home.

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DIY Sensory Bag

Our DIY Sensory Bag Adventure: From Tummy time to Toddlerhood

As a parent, I am always on the lookout for fun and engaging activities (that are also affordable!) to help my son learn, grow, and develop essential skills.

I remember the first time I stumbled upon the concept of a sensory bag in our Baby Sensory class – a clear bag filled with liquid, gel, and objects designed to encourage infants to explore cause and effect while honing their motor skills.

My curiosity was piqued, and I couldn’t wait to try making one myself!

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Montessori Christmas Activities for Preschoolers To Kindergarten

20 Easy Christmas Activities for Preschoolers inspired by the Montessori Method – 2023 Edition

I’ve put together 20 ideas to bring Montessori-inspired activities to your Christmas. These ideas are ideal for preschoolers aged 3-5, but you can adapt them to suit a range of ages. These ideas not only integrate Montessori principles but also help your and your child to build lasting memories while sharing important values and traditions with your little one.

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Alphabet puzzles are a great Montessori tool to help children to learn to read and write

Montessori Phonics: Making Reading a Joyful Experience for Your Child

Montessori Phonics is a delightful way to teach our little ones how to read and write. Maria Montessori created this method to help children learn phonics and letter sounds through engaging and interactive activities. The core of the Montessori Phonics system is the belief that our small people learn best when they can explore and experience things hands-on.

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Montessori sandpaper letters example

Montessori Sandpaper Letters: Your Key to Unlocking Early Literacy Skills

Have you come across sandpaper letters in your Montessori journey? Sandpaper letters are a tool that helps children learn the alphabet and phonics in a fun, hands-on way. Picture squares with letters made from high-grit sandpaper in either cursive or print. The rough texture is perfect for little fingers to trace and get to know the shape and sound of each letter.

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Golden Beads available for purchase on Etsy

All about Montessori Golden Beads: a parent’s beginner guide

As parents and educators, we all want our children to succeed in math. However, sometimes the traditional methods of teaching math can be dry and uninspiring. I know I personally found traditional methods really challenging during my education, and I wish methods like the Golden Beads were more mainstream when I was a kid!

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Montessori Play Kitchen

Montessori Play Kitchen

A miniature play kitchen is a meeting place for imagination and imitation. Miniature or Montessori kitchen settings have always been popular with children. This is

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All about the Binomial Cube – presentations and activities in Montessori education

The Montessori Binomial Cube is a manipulative tool used in Montessori education to help children understand mathematical concepts such as multiplication and cube roots. It’s made up of a series of ten smaller cubes that can be arranged to show different mathematical operations.

The Binomial Cube is suitable for children aged 5 to 8 years old, who are typically in the lower elementary phase of Montessori education.

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Sensory Board Peek-A-Boo

DIY Montessori toys for 6 to 9-month-old babies

The following article looks at various Montessori toys and how to make them into DIY Montessori toys instead. These toys are for babies between 6 months and 9 months old. Some of the toys are easy DIY activities and some of them require a bit more thought and work. Enjoy!

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