10 MONTESSORI MATERIALS FOR TODDLERS & MONTESSORI RESOURCES

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We have made it to the end of our 4-week series! I am so happy you have come with me for this learning experience. If you are just joining us you can catch up by reading WHAT IS MONTESSORI & 5 EASY WAYS TO BEGIN, PHILOSOPHY OF MONTESSORI METHOD and MONTESSORI ACTIVITIES FOR TODDLERS.

 

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I truly hope this has been a great help for all the beginner Montessori parents out there. I know when I began it got a bit overwhelming until I finally decided I was going to do the best I could and not feel guilty about not being perfect.

We all have to start somewhere and you shouldn’t have to be an expert to enjoy the benefits of Montessori.

To thank you all for coming on this special journey with me I want to provide you with the latest Melissa & Doug discount code! I know all too well how easy it is to spend a week’s worth of wages on their beautifully handcrafted materials so I thought I’d throw you all some savings! Click on the link below to head over to the Melissa & Doug website!

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Montessori Material for Toddler Resources

 

There are several places you can find Montessori toys. I for one love going to thrift shops and finding a bargain.

I once bought a wooden baby walker for $2! The older lady who sold it to me told me she had one as a child and she just gave it to her granddaughter in great working condition! Another reason natural materials are so important, longevity.

Here are a few places online to check out.

 

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Montessori Materials for Toddlers

Montessori materials or toys should encourage the child to do something with their hands. Activities like dropping a ball in a basket entertain them for a longer period of time because they repeat the activity over and over.

If you have a toy that does the work for them they won’t stay interested in it for long. Toys that require a child to concentrate are perfect at holding their interest.

I want to take a second to remind you that you do NOT need a house full of these materials to live a Montessori lifestyle. Playing in the natural outdoors is just as important for your child. I try to focus more on the practical tasks they can do around the house.

Sometimes the overwhelming urge to buy more, more, more is exhausting We will talk more about the connection with Minimalism next week so don’t forget to subscribe for updates.

That being said some of these materials are just too cool to resist! Here are some of our favorite Montessori materials.

 

10 Montessori Materials for Toddlers

 

Latches Wooden Activity Board

 

Mini Pitcher

 

Animal Match Cards and Figurines

 

Deluxe Standing Easel

 

Schleich Animals

 

Geometric Stacker

 

Wooden Lacing Beads

 

 

Trays for Activities

Wooden Baby Walker

 

Small Drinking Glass

I am hoping to get an IKEA kitchen project underway soon and don’t worry I will update you along the way. Once we get the kitchen up and running I’d like to move all her things to her child size area so she will have better access to them.

Until then we have 2 drawers in our kitchen and 1 bottom cupboard that are designated to our daughter. She puts whatever she wants in them as well as her dishes. It works for now but I can’t wait to get started on a new Montessori project!

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Thank you so much for joining me in this 4 part series into Montessori! Next week I’ll be starting a new series about Minimalism. You will be surprised how easily the two mesh together. Until then you can check out this post on HOW TO GET STARTED AS A MINIMALIST WITH KIDS.

Tell me all about your Montessori journey! How long have you been practicing? Do you see a difference in your child? What are you struggling with? Leave me a message in the comments.

 

As a disclaimer I would like to state I am not a Montessori teacher nor do I have any certification in the Montessori materials for toddlers. I simply choose to live a Montessori lifestyle and while doing so I have learned a lot that I would like to share with others.

 

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Chelsea - October 5, 2017 Reply

What do you do with the pitcher and glass?

    thistoddlerlife - October 8, 2017 Reply

    Hi there Chelsea. We use the pitcher and glass for transferring skills to promote hand-eye coordination, fine motor skills, and strengthening hand muscles. You can transfer water, beans, rice or any materials you see fit. I hope this helps <3

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