With the birth of our second baby recently, I have been on the hunt for more family friendly Montessori inspired toys for his age. When my daughter was born I had not looked into Montessori yet so we did not have many wooden toys or other Montessori inspired type items.
I have always been drawn to these types of toys with my background as an Occupational Therapy Assistant, but when I finally learned about Montessori it just all clicked together. So I may have a slight obsession now with looking for Montessori inspired baby toys. Making up for lost time, right?
Here are some of my favorites that I have recently added to our collection.
Montessori Inspired Baby Toys for Ages 0-6 months
One of the first things I purchased was this Wooden Baby Development and Discovery set. I have a little corner of our living room set up for Ben’s area with a mirror on the wall, a soft play mat on the floor and also a basket next to it to hold all the wooden toy items.
I also recently got this Haba Clutching Toy, I love all the bright rainbow colors on this one, instead of just the plain wood color.
Ben’s favorite item right now at almost 3 months old is this mini bell rattle. I have been using it when he is in tummy time to help him with eye tracking as well as getting him to move his head from side to side. I also like that the bell is not obnoxiously loud, but it gets his attention.
Our Montessori Object Permanence Box with Tray and Ball is currently not out, but I am looking forward to getting this one out for him once he gets a little bit older and is grabbing hold of items.
We also got him a natural wooden ring rattle. My daughter actually likes playing with this one too.
More Montessori Inspired Baby Toys
All of the items below we don’t have currently, but they are on my wish list to get.
What are your favorite Montessori inspired baby toys?
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