Montessori Toys and Learning Through Play…
Choosing toys for your child can be difficult. Is it age appropriate? Is it educational? Will they play with it? Is it safe? These are just some of the questions parents ask themselves when purchasing toys for their children.
With lockdowns and homeschooling on the rise, many more parents are seeking out educational based toys for their children.
When it comes to Montessori based toys, we believe that you can’t really go wrong! They are specifically designed to appeal to all ages, are gender neutral, enhance important skills and with their popularity growing more and more, there are now so many incredible products out there to choose from.
When you become familiar with Montessori based toys and the idea behind their purpose, it’s easy to see why they have become some of the most sought after educational toys.
The philosophy behind Montessori based education is to support the child from their early years and provide them with the tools and support they need as they enter into adulthood. This is achieved by providing an inviting environment where they have the freedom to explore and learn, hands on at their own pace while the teacher observes and guides them along the way and by seeing each child as an individual this empowers them to become confident and independent learners.
Often you’ll find that Montessori toys are quite simple in their design which not only makes them aesthetically appealing but it is also what compels children to use their imagination, explore their creativity and encourage experimentation. Basically the toy should not tell the child what to do and instead encourage them to find different ways to play with it so that there are many different possible outcomes during play.
An excellent example of this is our amazing collection of Kubi Dubi building block sets. With different shapes and block sizes available to explore, children can create endless construction types while improving such skills as, problem solving, strategic thinking, hand-eye coordination while also improving their confidence.
Another incredible hands on learning tool for all ages are our Pislik Counting Boards. These beautifully handcrafted boards have proven to assist children, greatly, particularly those that may struggle, with mathematics and problem solving due to the visual, hands on aspect. From simple to more complex equations, the possibilities are endless.
Sourcing good quality, educational toys is a wonderful investment for your child and their development. And if you’re wondering where to start and are in need of some inspiration for your playroom and what to include on your list then we highly recommend following both @adrienne.andco and @dear_daisy_madeline. Both of their pages are full of all the montessori based learning tools you can imagine.
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