What are Montessori Toys?

The Montessori toy is both simple and complex, somehow unlocking even the youngest child’s natural desire for intense focus and learning.

The Montessori method is an educational method developed by Dr. Maria Montessori at the turn of the 20th century.

It centers on the belief that children are powerful learners capable of guiding their own educational path.

Five Key Features to Help You Spot A Montessori Toy In The Wild

Montessori toys are always developmentally appropriate.

Designed for Specific Ages

Grounded In Real Life

This could be visiting a forest to observe real trees, leaves, and dirt or maybe offering a very realistic-looking toy version.


There are pieces left over that haven’t been used or perhaps something doesn’t quite fit together. This tells the child they need to try again or start over.

Dr. Montessori believed in the absorbent mind, a tendency for young children to take in their surroundings like a sponge.

Beautiful And Inviting

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