by Laura Berthiaume October 19, 2021 4 min read
I know, I know... we're a little early to talk about the holidays and I don't want you to feel any pressure!
We just had so many shipping issues last year with everyone shopping online that we want just give you a very gentle nudge not to wait until the very last minute if there's something special you'd like to order from us.
Some of our more traditional Montessori materials, although well loved by children, don't always make the best gift ideas.
Grandparents and other family members that are often open to gift suggestions, likely want it to be something that looks a little more exciting to open than a learning tower or toddler kitchen tools.
So, while you won’t find any of these toys in a traditional Montessori classroom, they were chosen for the site because they are still Montessori aligned - useful for developing independence, confidence, and critical thinking.
Magnetic tiles have got to be one of the most popular toys among children of all ages. Truly, this is a toy your child will play with for 5-10 years.
Not only are MagnaTiles educationally beneficial but they are incredible for open-ended, imaginative play.
This award winning toy is an amazing option to promote imaginative play that is based in reality. Children at a young age engage in play based on what they see in the world around them - like being at an ice cream shop or an ice cream truck! The best part is that the magnetic ice cream scoop magically picks up ice cream and places it on the cone.
3. Holztiger Animals -https://themontessoriroom.com/collections/holtztiger
These handcrafted wooden animals by Holztiger are beautiful, durable, large, and of the highest quality. They’re great for hours of open-ended play.
4. Vilac Fruit and Veggie Cutting Set -https://themontessoriroom.com/collections/vilac/products/fruit-vegetable-cutting-set
This set offers a wonderful blend of Montessori and imaginative play benefits. It allows young children a safe way to practice their cutting skills while also engaging in imaginative play.
5. 12-Tone Metal Xylophone - https://themontessoriroom.com/
These are such a fun gift. Most of Peaceable Kingdoms games are award-winning, with a focus on cooperation. They’re great for families that love board games and want to introduce them early to their little ones.
7. Brooklyn House - https://www.themontessoriroom.
Used for endless hours of imaginative play when combined with peg people, dolls, animals and cars. When not in use for play, this sturdy, durable dollhouse can be used as a bedside table. It can withstand up to 300lbs.
8. Blocks in a Truck - https://www.themontessoriroom.
For family that are looking to give a beautiful, Made in Canada, heirloom toy, this is the perfect gift. It's incredibly well made and will last generations, even with little rough play.
GIFT GUIDE QUIZ
If you're looking for a more personalized gift recommendation, check out our gift quiz!
Answer 4 questions about your child's age and interests, as well as budget to get personalized gift recommendations.
Go here to try it out > https://the-montessori-room.myshopify.com/#finder-quiz-5356
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