The Best Montessori Toys for 1 Year Olds

In Montessori classrooms and homes, adults practice quietly observing children as they play to understand what particular skills the children are interested in mastering at that specific point in time.

What Are Montessori Toys?

Montessori toys should be beautiful to the eye, free of excessive branding or distractions like sounds/lights, and readily accessible to children throughout the day.

What Are the Best Toys for 1 Year Old Toddlers Between 13 and 18 Months?

First, younger one year olds love to work on their gross motor development. Big movements like walking, running, lifting, pushing, and squatting help them build their strength and coordination so they can run with the big kids one day.

Encourage BIG play with Montessori Toys for 1 Year Old Toddlers, 13-18 Months

Young toddlers love to move but often lack the coordination to dodge dangerous objects.  Here are some of our favorite Montessori toys for encouraging big play!

Radio Flyer Walker Wagon

This walker wagon is popular with parents and kids everywhere.

Pikler Triangle

The Pikler was invented by Hungarian pediatrician, Dr. Emmi Pikler, to promote gross motor development in infants and young children.

Giant Ring Stacker

This ring stacker is perfect for ambitious young toddlers who only want to play with the biggest, heaviest, most epic toys.

Large Soft Blocks

These large soft blocks are perfect for little builders who are still building their hand to eye coordination.

Giant Play Silks

High quality play silks like this one are perfect for all kinds of play from the toddler to teenage years. Play silks inspire imaginative play. Use it as a cape, a ceiling for a fort, or anything their little minds can come up with!

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Indoor Scavenger Hunts for Young Kids 

(Printable cards that can be rearranged to create tons of different hunts, divided by ages from 2-7 years old)