Montessori Materials And ‘Toys’ For 0-6 Months

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The following are a few simple ideas for Montessori Materials and ‘Toys’ for 0-6 month old babies.

  • A simple wooden A-frame would suffice for a child to look up and try to grasp. There is no need for fancy plastic ones that may break easily.
  • Fluffy toys, cloth books, small rattles and crocheted soft balls will allow the children to practice their grasp and use hands.
  • A silver rattle is especially wonderful for a young baby since it engages a lot of the senses. It has to be small and light enough for the baby to grasp it for a few moments at first and longer and longer later on. It can also provide auditory stimulation as it makes a soft sound and it can give sense of hot and cold as the child mouths it.
  • Wooden toys in particular are aesthetically beautiful, last long and give children a different more natural texture than most plastic toys would. A child will try to do many things to the toys so they have to be strong enough to withstand the child’s growing years.
  • Mobiles are also particularly wonderful for children this age. These mobiles can be contrasting colors to attract the child’s gaze, black and white or even simply just different colors in a banner. Mobiles that reflect natural light will also be attractive to babies.

Some examples include:

8 Comments on Montessori Materials And ‘Toys’ For 0-6 Months

  1. The wooden toys very expensive especially for twins.looking for something practical like a board with a lock and key set. Also there is a vast range from 12-24 mos.the dressing boards need a more specific age range for each activity.

  2. BEING A MONTESSORIAN IS A MUST FOR MOTHERS AND FATHERS. I AS A FATHER OF FOUR YEAR OLD CHILD REALLY REALLY ADMIRE THIS METHOD OF LEARNING. THANKS A LOT TO DR. MARIA MONTESSORI

  3. Being a montessorian myself I am nothing but jealous that I was not educated in this way..but on the other hand really happy that I got the privilege to do my certificate as well as diploma in ECE.

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