Montessori toys for 1 year old's and montessori toys for 2 year old's with Australia wide fast shipping! Toddlerhood is usually associated with 'terrible two's and tantrums, but through Montessori methods, it can be a time of mutually rich and rewarding curiosity, learning, respect, and discovery. Montessori toys for toddlers are a part of that. But first what exactly is a Montessori toy?
The truth is that there is no such thing as a "Montessori toy." Montessori never created toys, but encouraged use of certain materials for learning and developing. Montessori activities that are just right for your one-to-three-year-old will include the following characteristics: Simplicity: made from natural materials (i.e. wood, metal, glass), Beautiful and pleasant to look at which helps children appreciate beauty, Avoids flashing lights and colours which leads to over stimulation, Based on Reality: reflects and teaches real life skills, Encourages repetition and deeper exploration, is child sized and self correcting (children learn how to complete the task the toy presents themselves without the need for adult interference), Age appropriate: is within their abilities and provides a slight challenge.