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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 2020

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! 2020 UPDATE: This list is updated for another year! Enjoy a variety of Montessori friendly finds from both major retailers and smaller shops!  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 toys, but only works for classroom settings. While there are many works that I recommend for home school use, you won't find these

Our Kids' Montessori Gift Lists 2020

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