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With so many toys out there, it can be hard to find intentional gifts for our children that are both fun and meaningful. Using a Montessori approach to your shopping doesn’t mean your choices need to be academic. There are plenty of Montessori-friendly toys that are beautiful and engaging, but also appeal to children’s developmental needs. Not sure how to choose the best Montessori gifts for kids? We can help!
Montessori toys are usually made from natural materials, non-electronic and foster independent play, creativity and concentration. Montessori materials are simple and somewhat minimalist in general, and this is especially true for infants and young toddlers. The world is so stimulating for these little ones already, that simple toys made of natural materials spark the child’s curiosity without being overwhelming. Montessori toys are also a great investment since they’re generally well-made and often designed to grow with your little one.
The holiday season is a great excuse to stock the toy shelf with some Montessori gifts. We’ve curated some of our favorites for babies, toddlers and kids that they’ll love as much as you will.
Here are some great options for the littlest ones on your list this year!
Looking for more gift ideas? Check out all of our holiday gift guides!
Our favorite Montessori gifts for babies
Our favorite Montessori gifts for toddlers
Our favorite Montessori gifts for kids
A version of this story was published October 27, 2021. It has been updated.