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Montessori Friendly First Birthday Gifts

Some how my sweet Montessori baby Teddy is already going to be a full year old! On September 12, he will officially turn 1-year-old. I can't believe it. This year has gone by so incredibly fast and he is just blossoming into this super busy, curious, little tiny toddler. Being my fourth baby to turn 1, I know just what a bittersweet moment this is. I'm feeling the loss of my tiny baby while also feeling really excited to enter the toddler years again. One-year-olds are one of my favorite ages!

In honor of Teddy's upcoming first birthday, I thought I would share some of my top Montessori friendly birthday gifts for 1-year-olds! If you're looking for other ideas, don't miss my Ultimate Montessori Toy List or my Amazon Shop.

Montessori baby toys for a one year old. These toys and activities are perfect first birthday gifts.

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Smaller Toys

Pop Up Toy: This is a perpetual favorite! Such a simple toy that provides hours of entertainment. 

Haba Pallet of Pegs: This is another toy that has so many great uses that a toddler will use for a couple of years. 

Stacking Cups: these are beautiful, but there are tons of options, and these have so many uses for babies and toddlers

Larger Toys

Ball Tracker: This is so absolutely one of our favorites 

Giant Stacker: this is Teddy's gift this year! 

Gross Motor

Sprout Kids Pikler Triangle: if your baby loves to climb, a Pikler is an amazing way to give them that opportunity

A Tiny Trike: there are lots of options for these including wood or plastic 

Push or Pull Toy: we love this one, but there are tons of options on the market 

Montessori baby toys for a one year old. These toys and activities are perfect first birthday gifts.

Practical Choices 

Plant Duster: this is such a fun and easy way for 1-year-olds to participate in practical life 

Wavy Chopper: the perfect first cutting experience 

Small Chair: there are lots of options of these chairs and they can be used for so many things

Art Materials

Rock Crayons: these are great for developing a pincer grasp but only give with supervision if your toddler mouths

Dot Painters: a really easy way to explore painting


Pinhole Press Family Book: all of my kids have loved their book, and Teddy will get one for his first birthday too. 

In the Town, All Year Round: This was one book until recently and now they have changed into 4 board books: Autumn, Winter, Spring, Summer - this book is literally a forever favorite in my house 

Montessori baby toys for a one year old. These toys and activities are perfect first birthday gifts.



Unknown said…
My daughter is also born on Sept 12. Thanks for the gift suggestion
Jen said…
I feel so incredibly lucky to have found you as a mentor! My daughter is a few weeks younger than Teddy and I always look to you for guidance!

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