contains affiliate links
I’m often asked what Montessori inspired toys I recommend and where we have got certain toys from. So I thought I would do a guide for Montessori gifts!
I am only recommending toys that we own (or similar in a couple of cases) and love.
I hope you find some inspiration!
Babies & Young Tots | 0 – 18 months
Nesting and stacking wooden rainbow bowls
Toddlers | 18 months – 3 years
Preschoolers | 3 – 6 years
Melissa & Doug See and Spell Puzzles
Phew! That was fun! I should say, while I have grouped these by age groups – some of these Montessori gifts can be used for different ages. As with anything with children, you know your child best and what will suit their stage of development!
Thank you for reading!
K Buttler says
Amazing Gift ideas for kids thanks for sharing.
Farrah Aviva says
An old post but Great ideas!
Thanks for the list .
Carrie @ Crafty Moms Share says
What wonderful toys!! I love your list. Thank you for sharing at Sharing Saturday!!
Eva @ The Multitasking Mummy says
Thanks for sharing these great ideas, I too love the mail slot toy!
Thank you for reading and commenting Eva :)
Awesome list! I see a few things I’m going to have to get for family! Thanks so much for sharing at our Mommy Club Resources and Solution Linky party last week! Hope to see you back!
Thank you Crissy! Love the linky :) I appreciate your comments!
Kylie @ Octavia and Vicky says
I’ve got my eyes on the colour blocks and the rainbow stacker for my two :)
Oh, I can’t wait to play with the colour blocks myself! These are under the tree for Lucy!
Oooh, such gorgeous toys. Loving the wooden marble runs and the lock box toy! Thanks for sharing.
I’m hoping Cameron really enjoys the marble run! Thank you Debs.
Laughing Kids Learn says
What a brilliant collection of toys. This is seriously priceless this list. Thank you.
Thank you Kate, that means a lot to me :)
Fabulous post. I ADORE that mail slot toy!
It’s so great for object permanence and fine motor for toddlers and then pretend/dramatic play for older kids :)
Nathalie Brown says
Thanks for this, great presses for my godchildren x
Thank you for your comment Nathalie! :)
Kate @ The Craft Train says
What a great list of recommendations! The preschool ones all look perfect for my kids
Thank you, I hoped grouping by rough age groups would help :D
Ness @ One Perfect Day says
This is a GREAT list. Don’t you just love all of the colour and brightness of Montessori style toys. Makes me happy just looking at them.
Oh how I love all the colour and the wood! Makes me happy too :D Thanks for commenting Ness!
does Lucy still play with lock box toy? My younger son is 20 months old and I was considering this as a gift for Christmas. He had a phase for locking and unlocking a month or two ago but not very long (I guess he didn’t find many opportunities to do this) and I wonder if it will be still interesting for him.
By the way – link for lock box toy is broken – it leads to rainbow blocks.
Hi Hanna, yes she definitely does. My almost 4 year old does too. It’s certainly a toy that develops with them over time! :)
Thank you for letting me know!
Great list! Several of these are favorites in our house, especially the skwish and color blocks! Thanks for sharing this!
The skiwsh is much loved! Thanks for reading Lisette :)
I love Montessori materials…they are so beautiful! Thank you for sharing your picks. We have a few of these and I see others I would love to add to our wishlist.
It was fun rounding up our favourites! Thank you for reading and commenting Candace :)
Angela @ Joy Focused Learning says
These are all wonderful gift ideas, thanks for putting this list together!
Thanks again for linking up at Anything Goes last week. I would love it if you stopped by to link up a post or two at this week’s link-up. I hope you have a wonderful Thanksgiving! http://www.joyfocusedlearning.com/2013/11/anything-goes-link-up-2.html
You’re very welcome. I’ve popped over again :) Thank you!
nae peters says
we have ticked off some of this. My baby girl will be getting a stackable rainbow, and my son the real stethoscope & hammering toys. they have the rainbow blocks already & I highly recommend them (even for me lol)
some of these are such fun play things. thanks for sharing this list :)
You’re so welcome! We genuinely love these toys. Thank you for commenting :D