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June 13, 2023

Montessori-Friendly Toys for 3-Year-Olds to Foster Playful Learning

Summer is here and we are spending the majority of our time right now outside. Our days are filled with exploring our Montessori backyard, going to playgrounds, and learning about nature through movement. Plus, we have a great shelf of outdoor Montessori work available. But, even with all this time outdoors I still want a shelf of Montessori activities for preschoolers available to Teddy. At 3.5-years-old, he craves some more concrete work to engage his mind an body. 

Recently, I did a huge reduction in the number of things I kept out for Ted for the summer. I wanted only things that really would keep his interest, challenge his skills and be fun for the times when he is inside working. 

A picture of a Montessori shelf for 3-year-olds featuring a variety of toys and materials

Montessori-Friendly Toys for 3-Year-Olds

Here's a look at what made our Montessori shelves this summer:

Montessori playroom with two small children looking out window with Montessori play shelf and large dome climber.

The best way to keep your three-year-old occupied indoors this summer is to offer them toys that give them the independence and freedom to learn as they play.  With Montessori-friendly toys, your child can effectively learn to develop their cognitive, fine motor, and gross motor skills while having tons of fun. I think these options will really engage Teddy in these areas and just be a lot of fun! 

What is your 3-year-old into these days? 

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