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What are Montessori Toys?

Many articles have come out about the benefits of Montessori education and the use of Montessori toys. But what exactly are Montessori toys? Montessori education differs from standard education whereby learning through Montessori toys can be described as free spirited and incites creative play that are argued to be more beneficial to a child’s development and creative minds. Today let us have a brief look as to what describes a Montessori toy.

Simple and Natural Materials

Montessori toys are designed from natural materials where possible. The natural elements of wood and metal provide different sense for a child to touch as a metal is cold and then warms up. Wood is heavier and hones their motor skills. Using natural materials also ensures that they are quite simple. Simple Montessori toys allow a child to develop understandings of the natural world they are exposed to that they find wild. A simple Montessori toy allows them to develop abstract and essential elements of a toys purpose and can assign them to real life scenarios that they may discover as they develop a more rational mindset.

Based on Reality and Functional

A child’s brain is quite incapable of distinguishing fantasy and reality before a certain age that some say is six. To distinguish the imagination and reality a child needs to learn about the world they live in. Montessori toys that can demonstrate the physics of gravity, the motion and other real life abstract forces we experience or exist around us can help a child develop such understandings whilst having fun. Moreover, the Montessori toys are functional in that they require their participation and action. By using the Montessori toys used ensures they aren’t passive spectators and are active in their approach to learning and engagement.

Limited Choices

Montessori toys are simple and offer limithoices teaching them to be more grateful for what they have and own.ed choices. By limited choices we mean that a child will use their creative minds as they are developing to make the most out of their Montessori toys. Obviously as children age, they will want this or that, however the toy they end up with will eventually wear down or they will get bored and want a new one. With Montessori toys they are more durable and incite more creative play that limits a child’s c


At My Playroom we provide an assortment Montessori toys to foster and facilitate the development of their brains with the aspect of fun. Learning combined with fun is what education should be for children at developmental stages, their creative imaginations are boundless, and they are easily able to understand and learn concepts.  Visit our website today to purchase Montessori toys for your child today!

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