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From A to Z - Montessori Toy and Gift Guide

There are so many fun Montessori inspired gift lists available. I'm adding with just a little bit of A to Z fun! I challenged myself to think of a couple of things from each letter of the alphabet that would be perfect for a Montessori home. This is a combination of toys and practical life materials that would be fun to have at home. 

I included things that are simple, realistic, challenge children to develop their senses, and isolate concepts where possible. Many are also open ended or games for fun connection with a child. 

I have included at least two ideas for each letter, one that trends a little younger (0-3 years) and one that trends a bit older (3-9 years). I've tried to include an age range for each to help you decide what might appeal to your child. 

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A - Apple Apron (1-5) | Airplane (2+)
B - Ball Run (1-4) | Buddha Board (2+)
C - Colors Book (0-4) My book! | Continent Race Game (6+)
D - Drum (0+) | Dollhouse (2+) 
E - Earth Puzzle (2+) | Emotion Cards (3+)

FFarm Animals (0+) | Fraction Formula (5+)
G - Go Together Cards (2-4) | Gravity Maze (5+)
H - Hoot Owl Hoot (2-4) | Hand Drill (4+) 
I - Imbucare Box (0-1.5) | Insect House (3+)
J - Jumbo Droppers (2-6) | Juicer (2+) 

L - Lacing Beads (1.5-3.5) | Lego (5+)
M - Mirror Balls (0+) | Magnatiles (2+)
N - Nesting Cups (0-2) | Numbered Pegs (2.5-4.5)
O - Oball Rainstick (0-2) | Orchard Game (2-5)
P - Pop Up Toy (0-2.5) | Playmobil (4+)

R - Rocking Boat (0+) | Real Tools (4+)
S - Stabilos Woodies (2+) | Sun Art (3+)
T - Trike (1-2.5) | Tiny Polka Dot Game (3-6)
U - Unit Blocks (2+) | Utensil Set (2+)

V - Vacuum (2-5) take out the middle bar | Vet Set (6+)
W - Wedgits (2-4) | Way to Play Roads (3+)
X - Xylophone (0+) | Human X-Rays (5+)
Y - Yoga Mat and Cards (3+)
Z - Zoo Animals (0+) | Zingo Game (3.5-6)

Remember that no one child needs all of this. These types of lists are just here to provide inspiration and for you to get a feel of what Montessori friendly materials look and feel like. I hope you found some inspiration here! If you need more ideas, don't miss my Ultimate Montessori Toy List Birth to 5

Montessori friendly toys, books, and games from A to Z! This gift list has a little something for every child!

Any of your child's favorites on this list? 


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