- Category: Montessori Materials
- Last Modified: 13 February 2012
The following are few simple ideas for Montessori Materials and 'Toys':
- 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 colours to attract the child’s gaze, black and white or even simply just different colours in a banner. Mobiles that reflect natural light will also be attractive to babies.
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