Best Montessori Baby Toys of 2020


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Manufacturing companies come up with pretty and educational toys for babies every year. So what is so special about a Montessori Toy? First you must know what is different about a Montessori toy. 

What is a Montessori Toy?

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A toys can be Montessori-friendly and no toy can be called as a Montessori toy. A toy needs to support the educational philosophies of Montessori style of education. It should be made with natural materials. Most toys that fulfill the Montessori criteria are made from metal, wood, cotton, wool or even rock. These toys do not need batteries for use. These are toys that will encourage your child for imaginative play. Montessori toys focus on a single skill or concept. A single-shaped puzzle piece or a rattle with a bell are single-skilled toys. Lastly, these toys are purpose-driven. If you are looking at an image of a cow or a real cow, Montessori advices to go with the real images. 

Here are some of the best Montessori baby toys of 2020. 

Grabbing toys – Manhattan Toy Skwish Rattle

This one is a combo of a classic rattle and a teether. It is light weight and has a unique shape as well. The tiniest hands can grab this toy and develop their mortar skills. The rattle makes a gentle noise and the squishy structure makes it easy to use this toy. It is made from natural rubberwood and there are no toxic paints or chemicals involved.

Sensory Toys – Edushape Sensory Balls, 4 inches

Children love to explore their senses and this kind of play is encouraged from the Montessori method of learning. The bells used in this toy have a nubby surface that your baby loves to touch and explore. The balls are great for improving mortar skills. You can bounce, toss or roll them safely without worrying about your baby getting hurt.

Teething Toy – Loulou Lollipop Bubble Silicone & Wood Teething Rattle

If your baby is suffering from sore gums, this one is an ideal teether. It is a whimsical device that combines all-natural beech wood and beads. It is made from food-grade silicone material. Your baby will find it easy to grab this toy. You can wash it with running water and soap to clean it. 

Board Book – 100 First Words

This Montessori toy/educational book is about making children read from books that are real. The board book has interesting details that are age appropriate and boost their learning levels. The board books fit the bill and also feature 100 simple first words along with the corresponding pictures. The realistic images can catch your attention and the youngest readers and the older babies or toddlers will love to expand their vocabulary with new words.

These are some of the best Montessori baby toys of 2020. We recommend every new parent of a toddler to invest in these to enhance the learning experience of their children.

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