Montessori, Montessori, Montessori if I will ever get enough of it 🙂 well after completing course it seems I’m even more into ”montessori world” all is very exciting specially since I have got my little one. At the moment I’m into montessori for babies. As my training didn’t include age 0 to 2 I was very keen to find out what could I offer to my baby girl (in terms of materials). And apart of few readings I came across I also found those beautifully made Montessori baby toys. For everyone who didn’t have chance to see those simple and special toys I will try to describe them in few lines:
- Grasping Beads (picture 1) the smoothness of the cord and wood seems very natural to the touch, it develops grasping ability and further more they are good for child’s eye development because when he/she tracks the beads his/hers brain starts to understand that there is a sequence. You can offer to infant at around 3 months. Mia absolutely loves them.
- Interlocking Discs (picture 2) you can offer your infant around 3 months, great for developing grasping and also while you turning discs around it helps development of wrist ( so far my favorite material from this group, simplicity and superb effect).
- Egg with Cup & Peg with Cup (picture 3) offer to your child around 8 to 9 months. Those two little cups with egg and peg should be introduced in stages first Peg with Cup followed by Egg with Cup. Apart of grasping and wrist development those two materials are also good for developing hand – eye coordination and fine motor skills. They also make beautiful sound. I’m pretty sure every child would do them a hundred times 🙂
- Last but not least is Crochet Shaker ( black-white, picture 4). This beautiful toy is made by lady I bought materials from. Considering that infant when they are born can’t see colors, only black and white this little shaker is perfect first opportunity to make noise with an object under their own control.
There is also few more montessori babay toys that I didn’t purchase for my daughter but still do recommend (like bell cylinder).
Happy playing 😉
/Montessori Baby Toys by Pinkhouse Handworks from Etsy.com/