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2-year-old Birthday Gifts

I can't believe how fast time has gone since we have welcomed our wonderful rainbow baby Nora. And, I can't believe that in just a day she will be turning 2-years-old. It feels like she was just born but has always been part of our family all at the same time. I'm sure this is a familiar feeling to all parents as they watch their helpless newborns turn into these amazing little beings. 

With Nora's birthday fast approaching, I thought I would share the Montessori-friendly items we have chosen to get for her to celebrate! I know I often share lists of toys I like, but here are the choices that actually made the cut for Nora!

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It can often be difficult to decide exactly what materials you should get for your child when you are purchasing new things. For me, I look at my child's own interests, her current developmental skills and sensitive periods and work from there. There are so many cool Montessori friendly products available, but you want something that your child will actually love and use! 

Hopefully, I made some good choices for Nora and I can't wait to see her start to explore them soon! 

What is your 2-year-old interested in? What's on his/her birthday list? 

If you liked this post, don't miss: The Ultimate Montessori Toy List -- Birth to Five

Comments

Anonymous said…
You have such wonderful ideas. I love Schleich animals and have started a collection for my grandchildren. I wish I could find the "Length of Block set"
Anonymous said…
I recently came across your blog and have been reading along. Nice blog. I will keep visiting this blog very often. Online Gift Shop
Anonymous said…
I recently bought that same balancing toy for my daughter based on your recommendation and immediately returned it. I was very, very disappointed to find that the holes were too large for the pegs and so the pegs would fall off making it impossible to even balance one peg, let alone multiple.

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