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Are you looking to purchase a Montessori friendly product for a child, your home or school? Here is a list of resources that could help you! These posts highlight products that can add beauty to a child's environment or serve other developmental stages. 

The prepared environment is such an important part of the Montessori method that often it can be overwhelming to try and discern what we should include. Hopefully, these posts can help!

"The objects surrounding the child should look solid and attractive to him, and the 'house of the child' should be lovely and pleasant in all its particulars." Maria Montessori

Ultimate Lists 

The Ultimate Montessori Non-Toy Gift Guide
The Ultimate Montessori Toy List -- Birth to Five

Multi-Age Lists 




Handmade Montessori Material Finds
Favorite Rainbow Inspired Toys

Babies

Montessori Baby Essentials -- Birth to 9 Months
MONTESSORI BABY WEANING ESSENTIALS AT IKEA

Toddlers

2-year-old Birthday Gifts

"...for the child absorbs his environment, takes everything from it, and incarnates it in himself." Maria Montessori 

Three-to-Six


Montessori Friendly Bird Themed Materials
30+ Awesome Montessori Friendly Magnet Toys

Montessori Home


9 Storage Solutions for Montessori Homes
Montessori Friendly Shelving -- Some Options
My Montessori Favorites at IKEA
Woven Baskets


"But if these mothers prepared an environment at home for the child that conformed to his size, to his energy and to his psychic faculties, the child would be at liberty and a great step would have been taken toward the resolution of the educational problem -- the child would have his own environment." Maria Montessori 

Holidays

Easter Baskets for Montessori Babies, Toddlers and Preschoolers
Montessori Friendly Christmas List Roundup

Gross Motor



Montessori Friendly Push and Pull Toys
Gross Motor for Older Toddlers
Gross Motor for Young Toddlers



If there is a product you are searching for and would like a recommendation, feel free to ask! I would be happy to share my thoughts! 

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Updated June 2017 - this page will be updated as posts are written

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The Ultimate Montessori Toy List -- Birth to Five -- UPDATED 2019

When you are interested in Montessori, it can be difficult to know exactly what types of products you should get for your home. Or which types of "Montessori" materials are really worth the price. There are no rules about types of products can use the name Montessori which can add to the confusion. Not to mention, every toy manufacturer slaps the word "educational" on the package for good measure!

2019 UPDATE: This post has been updated to include a variety of brands and new product finds! Just a reminder that no one child will be interested in all of this or needs all of this. These toys are just here to spark ideas and give you a feeling for some Montessori-friendly options available! 


So, with this post, I'm going to try to help with this confusion! Here's a list of Montessori-friendly toys and materials for babies, toddlers and preschoolers. 


First, let's clarify that there is no such thing as a "Montessori toy." Montessori never created to…

Which Open-Ended Toys are "Worth it?"

As a Montessori parent, I try to provide a mix of materials in our home to engage my kids! That work that will spark joy, concentration, and repetition. It's not always an easy task, as Maria Montessori said, "Life is mysterious...only the choice of life can choose the work that the child truly needs. Therefore, the teacher respects this mysterious process and knows to wait with faith." So, there does sometimes feel like there is a bit of trial and error when it comes to choosing materials that your children need. 

For us, the right balance is easier to find when I spend time deeply observing my children. Watching their interests, sitting on my hands if I have to, letting them struggle a little with things, and letting them get bored. And what I have personally found is that here at home, a combination of open ended materials and more structured work have been the right balance. Open ended toys wouldn't necessarily be found in a Montessori classroom, but they are perf…

A Montessori Approach to Purging Your Toys

Becoming a Montessori family has been life changing in so many ways, most obviously with the amount and type of materials we use in our home. Once you see why having so many toys is a problem, or when you make the decision to move towards Montessori, it can be completely overwhelming. But, taking a Montessori approach to purging your toys is possible! And, it doesn't exactly mean that you have to throw away everything you have and start over with only expensive wooden toys. It will mean taking a hard look at what you have and whether it really fits with Montessori.


One note, however, Montessori is at its core about following your child's own path and respecting your child as a whole person. So, if your child has a toy, lovey, book, or whatever that your child super loves or is super attached to, but it doesn't fit Montessori ideals, don't take it away. Follow your child, that is more Montessori than whether or not you own some specific consumer product. 
How to Purge You…