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Montessori Gifts for Toddlers

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Toddlers donโ€™t need toys with batteries, flashing lights, or fancy sounds. They need simple, good quality, and open ended play. Even if you donโ€™t completely practice Montessori teachings in your home these gift ideas are a great addition to a toddlerโ€™s collection.

Montessori Gifts for Toddlers

Reading Blocks

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Give toddlers a jump start on pre-reading skills with these blocks. They rotate to change up the word for a more tactile way to practice.

Life Skills Practice

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Keep younger toddlers busy for hours with these fun life skills mats. Through play little ones will be able to practice those important skills they need for independence.

Pattern Blocks

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These are a great example of open ended play. You can work on colours, making shapes, or just replicate the patterns and pictures on the cards.

Wooden Rainbow

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A hand-made must-have Montessori toy! This rainbow set is super open ended: it can be stacked, used as roads, and even climbed on by busy toddlers.

Balancing Game

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Work on hand-eye coordination as toddlers attempt to balance and stack all the animals. It also makes a great multi-person game to work on turn-taking.

Color Sorting

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Toddlers will love finding matching pieces to place into the colored squares.

Threading Apple

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A cute take on threading toys, your toddler can work on their coordination as they try and get the little worm through the holes.

Felt World Map

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This interactive map is a wonderful Montessori gift for toddlers because itโ€™s easy to move around and doesnโ€™t take up any floor space.

Color Tablets

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Get more advanced than simple color sorting. Color tablets like this give toddlers a range of shades to arrange and compare.

Cylinder Socket Set

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They can be little people, toddlers can sort them into the right holes like a puzzles, or line them up by size. So many possibilities with one little toy.

Counting Stones

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Numeracy skills are learned without toddlers even realize it as they play with and arrange these numbered counting stones.

Zenergy Chime

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Toddlers love to make noise. These chimes, if youโ€™re not familiar with them, release a relaxing tone when struck. Great for getting toddler attention or teaching them about sound.

Moon Puzzle

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Toddler puzzles donโ€™t have to be brightly colored or made up of farm animals. This puzzle teachers toddlers moon phases in both directions, and also works as a secondary puzzle to make up the circles.

Animal Matching

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Give them something more hands on than those cardboard memory games. This Montessori style learning game has them placing the matching figures on the animal pictures. Great for matching skills and vocabulary.

Wooden Tweezers

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Toddlers absolutely love to manipulate grabby items like tongs or tweezers. This set is beautifully crafted and comes with a few cylinders for practice.

Color Sorting Pegs

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Part puzzle, part sorting game this wooden toy is a great toddler gift. Once they are adept at sorting these colors they can move onto complicated tasks such as opposites in the color wheel.

Calendar Board

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Perfect if youโ€™re doing a Montessori preschool program at home with your toddler!

Sand Tray

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Even if they canโ€™t hold a pencil toddlers will be able to create all kinds of designs in a sand tray. Practice their shapes and letters or just have them do some calming doodling.

Step Stool

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These stools are great for toddlers who like to help in the kitchen or up at high tables. This one has a bonus of folding into a toddler-sized table for play or snack time.

Montessori Bed

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These low profile montessori floor beds are becoming all the rage now with toddler parents. Toddlers canโ€™t roll out of bed and itโ€™s easy for them to make in the morning.

As a parent of twin toddlers I can safely say anything on this list would definitely be toddler and parent approved!

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