Montessori Materials and Learning Games for Babies and Toddlers

Montessori Materials and Learning Games for Babies and ToddlersAs soon as they are born, children feel the need to make sense of the world around them.

That is why, during their early years, we should encourage them to explore and play independently as often as we can. Through independent and uninterrupted play time, they can easily develop their motor skills, their social and cognitive abilities, their creativity. They grow emotionally, gain self-confidence and self-discipline.

The Montessori method of educating children is mainly based on simplicity, independent activities, hand-on learning and collaborative play. Children are encouraged to engage in independent activities, being observed, but not interrupted. This gives them the opportunity to learn on their own, at their own pace, from their own explorations. It is all about trial and error and self-correction enhancing their skills and contributing to their physical, intellectual, social, and emotional development. To let them have a little bit of fun get then an RCRank.

The Montessori approach can be applied using specific materials and learning games. Montessori toys are healthy and safe open-ended toys (see details about Open-Ended Toys). They are usually simple with no flashing lights or loud noises that can bustle or overwhelm your child.

I made a list in which I tried to include all the Montessori materials and learning games that were (and still are) successfully used by our little daughter and the top lists of these toys right now.

Montessori materials and learning games for babies
(0 – 18 months)

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Bell Heirloom Rattle Bell Heirloom Rattle
Manhattan Toy Skwish Color Burst Rattle and Teether Grasping Activity Toy Skwish Color Burst Rattle and Teether Grasping Activity Toy
Kid Advance Montessori Object Permanence Box with Tray Kid Advance Montessori Object Permanence Box with Tray
Set of 5 Small Wooden Stacking & Nesting Rainbow Bowls Set of 5 Small Wooden Stacking & Nesting Rainbow Bowls
Wooden Retro Pop Up Toy Wooden Retro Pop Up Toy
Wooden Ball Track Roll 'n Roll 'n Roll Wooden Ball Track Roll ‘n Roll ‘n Roll
Rock and Ride Kid's Wooden Rocking Horse Rock and Ride Kid’s Wooden Rocking Horse
Wheely Bug Wheely Bug

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Montessori materials and learning games for toddlers (18 months – 3 years)

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Numeric Wooden Block Construction Building Set Colored Numeric Wooden Block Construction Building Set Colored
Sort Puzzle Colour and Shape Recognition Geometric Board Sort Puzzle Colour and Shape Recognition Geometric Board
Classic Wooden Shape Sorter Cube Toy with Hinged Lid Classic Wooden Shape Sorter Cube Toy with Hinged Lid
Peg Board Set - Fine Motor Toy for Toddlers Peg Board Set – Fine Motor Toy for Toddlers
3D Feel and Find World Icons 3D Feel and Find World Icons
Littles Farmers Market Playtime Kit for Toddlers Littles Farmers Market Playtime Kit for Toddlers
Toy Wooden Cutting Food Pretend Play Food Set Toy Wooden Cutting Food Pretend Play Food Set
Children’s Puzzle Plus Play Kitchen Children’s Puzzle Plus Play Kitchen
Wild Animals Toddler Wooden Peg Puzzle Wild Animals Toddler Wooden Peg Puzzle
Honeysticks 100% Pure Beeswax Crayons Honeysticks 100% Pure Beeswax Crayons
Miniature Farm Animal Toy Figurines with Matching Cards Miniature Farm Animal Toy Figurines with Matching Cards

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* Make sure you always supervise your babies or toddlers whilthey play, even when their toys are appropriate for their age.

Feel free to share your baby or toddler’s favourite Montessori materials using the comments section below.

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