Your Cart is Empty
The materials or toys in this category were selected based on their educational properties and the developmental needs of a child 12 months and younger. We use the term "Shelf Work" because these toys and activities meet the criteria to be on the shelves in a Montessori Infant Prepared Environment.
The materials and toys in this collection are learning materials with a specific purpose. There are mobiles that are meant to be observed and develop the visual sense and hands-on materials made to develop the hands, stimulate the senses and invite exploration.
Dr. Montessori found that young children are "little scientists" who need to explore their surroundings in order to learn about the world.
Montessori materials are often organized in baskets and trays and placed on an easy-to-access Montessori shelf, where children can remove and replace activities independently.
To see our collection of "Shelf Work" for children 12 months and older, go here.
Sign up to get weekly activities, free printables, Montessori parenting guidance, and so much more.
Plus, get $10 off your first order of $100+.