7 Montessori-inspired Toys for Babies and Toddlers
The Montessori method is a marvelous way to teach children. It allows children to better learn problem-solving skills and boost their self-esteem more effectively than most other learning methods. You can even start teaching children with the Montessori learning before they are in school with toys for babies.
There are many different toys out there that are Montessori approved for different age groups. Certain Montessori toys will provide different lessons and skills through play, trial and error, and feeling a sense of control. Entertainment will come naturally with these toys.
Montessori-inspired Toys for Babies and Toddlers
Backed by expert research, inspired by Montessori learning. Below are 7 HAHALAND toys that will engage a child’s natural interests and build real-life skills.
1. SENSORY BALLS
Textured, sensory balls are a safe option for infants to play with. The different textures on the ball are great for sensory play at a young age, and later on, they can be used for games (playing catch, soccer and hockey are our favorites). They teach them spatial awareness, grasping with their hands, holding onto the ball, rolling, and encourage crawling during tummy time. Some balls can also use as rattles, which encourage baby to play with them.
2. CLOTH BOOK WITH BABY SAFE MIRROR
Baby soft books is ideal for newborn 0-6 months ages to visual stimulation(with high contrast images). Colorful patterns are perfect for baby 6 to 12 months to stimulate imagination and brain-eye coordination. It has built-in crinkle paper, BB device, baby mirror, and has plenty of textured pages and moveable part. This could be introduced to newborn in any playroon for tummy time play. Baby mirror side can make tummy time last longe, as their reflection may catch their attention and keep them busy. It can also be used for gross motor development by getting your baby to crawl, sit up, stand, etc. And lastly, it teaches your baby a sense of self.
3. PULL STRING SENSORY TOY
This interaction toy has multiple textures for fun sensory play, with 6 texture ropes, 3 pop bubbles and a sliding ball. Different textures of silicone ropes pulling difficulty are different, which is challenging.Pull the cords from side to side to hear and feel the various sounds and vibrations by the cords to discover cause and effect. It can help toddler develop fine and gross motor skills, stimulate sensory perception and enhance hand-eye coordination.
4. RAINBOW STACKING CUPS
There are 10 colorful, numbered cups that baby can stack them up, knock them down, nest inside each other, splash around, or build a sandcastle – a classic stacking toys set for any playful occasion! This is a great toddler baby toys help strengthen thinking & problem solving skills by introducing baby to colors, numbers & counting, relative size & shape, how things fit together, and the concept of cause & effect. Stacking, nesting or building the cups together all help exercise baby’s fine motor skills and hand-eye coordination. The bright colors and fun sounds also helps stimulate baby’s senses of sight and hearing.
5. BUSY BOARD FOR TODDLER
6. MULTIFUNCTIONAL WORKBENCH
The workbench toy will let your little one to practice pull, twist, grasp, turn and press to improve fine motor skills and to learn tools cognition. Shape sorter function will have your toddler challenge themselves by matching the blocks to the corresponding slots, which promotes color, alphabet & shape recognition, hand-eye coordination and problem-solving skills. Early music education can accelerate brain development, particularly in language acquisition and creativity development.
7. WHACK A FROG GAME
This whack a frog interactive toy is a beloved classic interactive toy. Kids will improve hand-eye coordination & fine motor skills while smacking the right frogs during game time. To win the game, kids need to concentration on the game and this helps improve attention span, which is very important for their future studies in school.