How to buy Age Appropriate toys?

The Montessori Association asked over 1000 parents and grandparents this question:

"When it comes to buying toys, what's your biggest challenge?"

63% of people answered: "Age appropriateness."

There's no shame if you're among this group of people!

Keep on reading!

Good toys for young children need to match their stages of development and emerging abilities.

Keep in mind that each child develops at an individual pace.

Below you will find recommendations for ages 0 - 5 years from Montessori teachers and parents.

Toys for young infantsā€”birth through 6 months

Babies like to look at peopleā€”following them with their eyes. Typically, they prefer faces and bright colors. Babies can reach, be fascinated with what their hands and feet can do, lift their heads, turn their heads toward sounds, put things in their mouths, and much more.

Good toys for young infants:

  • Things they can reach for, hold, suck on, shake, make noise withā€”rattles, large rings, squeeze toys, teething toys, soft dolls, textured balls, and vinyl and board books
  • Things to listen toā€”books with nursery rhymes and poems, and recordings of lullabies and simple songs
  • Things to look atā€”pictures of faces hung so baby can see them and unbreakable mirrors

Our recommendation

Best Seller: Baby Soft Books 8 PACK
Best Seller: Baby Soft Books 8 PACK

Best Seller: Baby Soft Books 8 PACK

Baby Soft Books

$34.97

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Kids areĀ obsessedĀ with these bath books.Ā They instantly become the favorite go-to toy for kids 1-3 years old, especially forĀ bath time.
These books nurture your child's visual skills, motor development, concentration, and attract their attention.

Why it's good for kids?

-Ultimate fun
-Good for brain development
-Bond with grandparents
-NurturesĀ childā€™s visual skills, motor development, concentration, physical coordination
-Develops patience, attention, and focus
-Keeps kids occupied
-NON-TOXIC


Why it's good for grandparents?

-SafeĀ playtime
-Less supervision
-Great forĀ bonding with grandchildren
-Witness your grandchild'sĀ milestones




What does your grandchild get?

-8 thematic books:
Sea World
FruitĀ šŸ”¹
VegetablesšŸ„¦
Farm AnimalĀ šŸ˜
Numerical KingdomĀ 
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TransportationĀ šŸšŒ
Natureāš½
Wearing
Endless happy hours!

What do you get?

-30-day "no questions asked" money-back guarantee
-Top-notch customer support
-Huge discount

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Toys for older infantsā€”7 to 12 months

Older babies are moversā€”typically they go from rolling over and sitting, to scooting, bouncing, creeping, pulling themselves up, and standing. They understand their own names and other common words, can identify body parts, find hidden objects, and put things in and out of containers.

Good toys for older infants:

  • Things to play pretend withā€”baby dolls, puppets, plastic and wood vehicles with wheels, and water toys
  • Things to drop and take outā€”plastic bowls, large beads, balls, and nesting toys
  • Things to build withā€”large soft blocks and wooden cubes
  • Things to use their large muscles withā€”large balls, push and pull toys, and low, soft things to crawl over

Our recommendation

Montessori UFO Silicone Pulling Toy - Project Montessori
Montessori UFO Silicone Pulling Toy
Montessori UFO Silicone Pulling Toy
Montessori UFO Silicone Pulling Toy
Montessori UFO Silicone Pulling Toy
Montessori UFO Silicone Pulling Toy - Project Montessori
Montessori UFO Silicone Pulling Toy
Montessori UFO Silicone Pulling Toy
Montessori UFO Silicone Pulling Toy
Montessori UFO Silicone Pulling Toy

Montessori UFO Silicone Pulling Toy

$29.95

The perfect travel toy for babies!šŸš€Ā Ā 

(keeps them BUSY and OCCUPIED on the road for hoursšŸ‘¾)

"This toy is a must-have for babies and toddlers. It's my baby's go-to toy and keeps her busy. It has the stuff to chew on and other fun little features!"


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Why is this super fun toy a must-have?



šŸš€Baby Travel Toys:Ā The side of the UFO toy is equipped with soft buttons to encourage the baby to touch and press, exercising the flexibility of little fingers. The other side is equipped with 1 button and 3 holes. Slightly press the button from this hole to another hole, feel the press and experience the touch. The textured cords can be pulled from side to side to let the baby feel various sounds and vibrations.

šŸŒŒCool UFO Appearance:Ā This Montessori travel toy is designed in the shape of a UFO to stimulate your baby's curiosity and imagination. Rich and bright color matching can promote the baby's cognition of color and attract the baby's attention. The rope pulled up and down can encourage the baby to develop fine motor skills and hand-eye coordination ability so that the baby can immerse in the world of educational games.

šŸ‘¾100% Safe Material:Ā This funny puller string interactive toy is made with food-grade silicone and ABS,100% safe material, Non-toxic, BPA, and phthalate free. Easy to clean. The food-grade silicone toys can relieve the baby's discomfort during teething, soothe the baby's emotions, and let the baby chew.

ā˜„ļøBest Gift for Kids:Ā The UFO toys for travel will bring your kids more happiness. That would be the perfect gift for your baby as a Birthday gift, Easter gift, Christmas gift, Children's day gift, or New Year gift.Ā 








šŸ“Ā  Product details:
-Quantity:Ā 
1x Montessori UFO Silicone Pulling Toy
-Material: Silicone
-Age appropriateness: 12-18+months


WARNING: choking hazard - small parts, adult supervision required!

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Toys for 1-2-year-olds

One-year-olds are on the go! Typically they can walk steadily and even climb stairs. They enjoy stories, say their first words, and can play next to other children (but not yet with!). They like to experimentā€”but need adults to keep them safe.

Good toys for 1-2-year-olds:

  • Board books with simple illustrations or photographs of real objects
  • Recordings with songs, rhymes, simple stories, and pictures
  • Things to create withā€”wide non-toxic, washable markers, crayons, and large paper
  • Things to pretend withā€”toy phones, dolls and doll beds, baby carriages and strollers, dress-up accessories (scarves, purses), puppets, stuffed toys, plastic animals, and plastic and wood ā€œrealisticā€ vehicles
  • Things to build withā€”cardboard and wood blocks (can be smaller than those used by infantsā€”2 to 4 inches)
  • Things for using their large and small musclesā€”puzzles, large pegboards, toys with parts that do things (dials, switches, knobs, lids), and large and small balls

Our recommendation

Montessori Busy Board - Project Montessori
Montessori Busy Board - Project Montessori

Busy board

$34.98

Do you want to help yourĀ child'sĀ brain development andĀ unlock their full potential?

Get your toddler a head start in lifeĀ and try this Montessori busy board. Appropriate for 1-4-year-olds.

This Busy board will nurture your childā€™s visual skills, motor development, concentration, physical coordination, body awareness, and strength right from birth.

Challenge yourĀ kid'sĀ skills and unlock their full potential!

  • Shoelaces: learning how to lace a shoe has never been easier & more fun. Great exercise for hand coordination!
  • Zipper:Ā this will be your kid's favorite. They can play with the zipper for hours.
  • Snap pocket:Ā The most challenging task for little hands, but the most rewarding one!
  • Buckles:Ā They'll spend hours playing with 8 types of buckles. Great for kids that have aĀ shortĀ attention span!


Excellent travel toy

Great to take on trains, planes, or for a car ride. Designed in theĀ perfect sizeĀ and areĀ flexibleĀ to fit in most bags.Ā Give this to your child instead of a smartphoneĀ šŸ“µ.

Why go "Montessori"?

  • Give your toddler aĀ head start
  • Equip your child withĀ learning skills
  • Reach theirĀ developmental milestonesĀ sooner
  • DevelopĀ patience, attention, critical thinking, coordination

Product Features:

  • 1ā€“4-year-olds
  • High-qualityĀ materials
  • Vibrant colors
  • Perfect size for little hands

Make this investmentĀ in your child's future!

  • 50% OFF
  • 30-dayĀ money-backĀ guarantee

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Toys for 2-3-year-olds (toddlers)

Toddlers are rapidly learning language and have some sense of danger. Nevertheless they do a lot of physical ā€œtestingā€: jumping from heights, climbing, hanging by their arms, rolling, and rough-and-tumble play. They have good control of their hands and fingers and like to do things with small objects.

Good toys for 2-3-year-olds:

  • Things for solving problemsā€”wood puzzles (with 4 to 12 pieces), blocks that snap together, objects to sort (by size, shape, color, smell), and things with hooks, buttons, buckles, and snaps
  • Things for pretending and buildingā€”blocks, smaller (and sturdy) transportation toys, construction sets, child-sized furniture (kitchen sets, chairs, play food), dress-up clothes, dolls with accessories, puppets, and sand and water play toys
  • Things to create withā€”large non-toxic, washable crayons and markers, large paintbrushes and fingerpaint, large paper for drawing and painting, colored construction paper, toddler-sized scissors with blunt tips, chalkboard and large chalk, and rhythm instruments
  • Picture books with more details than books for younger children

Our recommendation

Project Montessoriā„¢ Animal Puzzles 6 PACK (BUY 1, GET 2!) - Project Montessori
Project Montessoriā„¢ Animal Puzzles 6 PACK (BUY 1, GET 2!) - Project Montessori
Project Montessoriā„¢ Animal Puzzles 6 PACK (BUY 1, GET 2!) - Project Montessori
Project Montessoriā„¢ Animal Puzzles 6 PACK (BUY 1, GET 2!) - Project Montessori

Montessori Animal Puzzles

$29.97

šŸ¤­Did you know 85% of the childā€™s brain is formed by the age of 3?

Get your toddler a head start in lifeĀ and try this Montessori puzzles bundle. Appropriate for 1-4-year-olds.

The MontessoriĀ puzzlesĀ nurture your childā€™s visual skills, motor development, concentration, physical coordination, body awareness, and strength right from birth.

Ā Why buy "Montessori"?

āœ…Give your toddler a head start
āœ…Equip your child with learning skills
āœ…Reach their developmental milestones sooner
āœ…Develop patience, attention, critical thinking, coordination


āœ…6 piece bundle
āœ…Appropriate for 1Ā - 4-year-olds

āœ…Made from REAL, solid wood
āœ…Vibrant colors
āœ…Easy to use & perfect size for little hands
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Shapes:Ā bear šŸ», crab šŸ¦€ , owl šŸ¦‰ ,Ā bee šŸ , butterfly šŸ¦‹, ladybug šŸž , and others*

*shapes may vary between orders

šŸ¤—50% OFF
šŸ¦ŗ30-day money-back guarantee

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Safety Certified for 1-4 Years

Toys and materials are designed and manufactured to meet safety standards for babies 1-4 years old.
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MontessoriĀ Materials

Precise materials are at the heart of Montessori education.Ā Products are designedĀ so that children can focus, gain mastery, and flourish.



Sustainably Sourced
Manufactured at an award-winning factory that uses only sustainably-forested wood, non-toxic paint, and 100% recyclable packaging.
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Toys for 3-5 year-olds

Preschoolers and kindergartners have longer attention spans than toddlers. Typically they talk a lot and ask a lot of questions. They like to experiment with things and with their still-emerging physical skills. They like to play with friendsā€”and donā€™t like to lose! They can take turnsā€”and sharing one toy by two or more children is often possible for older preschoolers and kindergarteners.

Good toys for 3- to 5-year-olds:

  • Things for solving problemsā€”puzzles (with 12 to 20+ pieces), blocks that snap together, collections and other smaller objects to sort by length, width, height, shape, color, smell, quantity, and other featuresā€”collections of plastic bottle caps, plastic bowls and lids, keys, shells, counting bears, small colored blocks
  • Things for pretending and buildingā€”many blocks for building complex structures, transportation toys, construction sets, child-sized furniture (ā€œapartmentā€ sets, play food), dress-up clothes, dolls with accessories, puppets and simple puppet theaters, and sand and water play toys
  • Things to create withā€”large and small crayons and markers, large and small paintbrushes and fingerpaint, large and small paper for drawing and painting, colored construction paper, preschooler-sized scissors, chalkboard and large and small chalk, modeling clay and playdough, modeling tools, paste, paper and cloth scraps for collage, and instrumentsā€”rhythm instruments and keyboards, xylophones, maracas, and tambourines
  • Picture books with even more words and more detailed pictures than toddler books
  • Things for using their large and small musclesā€”large and small balls for kicking and throwing/catching, ride-on equipment including tricycles, tunnels, taller climbers with soft material underneath, wagons and wheelbarrows, plastic bats and balls, plastic bowling pins, targets and things to throw at them, and a workbench with a vise, hammer, nails, and saw

Our recommendation

Project Montessoriā„¢ Creative Board - Project Montessori
Project Montessoriā„¢ Creative Board - Project Montessori
Project Montessoriā„¢ Creative Board - Project Montessori
Project Montessoriā„¢ Creative Board - Project Montessori
Project Montessoriā„¢ Creative Board - Project Montessori
Project Montessoriā„¢ Creative Board - Project Montessori
Project Montessoriā„¢ Creative Board - Project Montessori
Project Montessoriā„¢ Creative Board - Project Montessori
Project Montessoriā„¢ Creative Board - Project Montessori
Project Montessoriā„¢ Creative Board - Project Montessori
Project Montessoriā„¢ Creative Board - Project Montessori
Project Montessoriā„¢ Creative Board - Project Montessori
Project Montessoriā„¢ Creative Board - Project Montessori
Project Montessoriā„¢ Creative Board - Project Montessori
Project Montessoriā„¢ Creative Board - Project Montessori
Project Montessoriā„¢ Creative Board - Project Montessori
Project Montessoriā„¢ Creative Board - Project Montessori
Project Montessoriā„¢ Creative Board - Project Montessori

Project Montessoriā„¢ Creative Board

$34.55

šŸ¤­Drawing is such a fun part of childhood, and also such an important part of child development!Ā When young children draw, they are using their imagination.

They are also working on fine motor skills and hand-eye coordination, as well as gaining confidence as they draw pictures or pasting those animals and things to proudly show you. For a child, drawing is super important!

Get your toddler a head start in lifeĀ and try these Magnetic Doubled Sided Drawing Board. Appropriate for 3+ year-olds.

Ā Why buy "Montessori"?

āœ…Give your toddler aĀ head start.
āœ…Equip your child withĀ learning skills.
āœ…Incredible design to help children to develop both drawing and writing skills.
āœ…DevelopĀ patience, attention, critical thinking, coordination.
āœ…Express their ideas with their friends and families.
āœ…Your walls will be saved from that crayons, coloring materials.


āœ…All-age learning tools
āœ…Fun Learning &Ā Great visual stimulation
āœ…Safe & Durable Toys for Toddlers
āœ…Appropriate for 3+-year-olds
āœ…Made fromĀ REAL, solid wood, 100% Non-toxic and, BPA-free materials
āœ…Let your child explore and work out their ideas and thoughts.
āœ…Easy to use & perfect size for little handsĀ 

āœ…Stimulates children's development

Why kids love it?

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āœ… Learn organizational skills through sortingĀ charactersĀ from this toy.Ā Experience improved concentration levels and problem-solving.

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āœ…Brings learning and fun to every home. It also helps kids appreciate sustainable and eco-friendly materials as each piece fromĀ usĀ is made for kids friendly materials.

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āœ…A betterĀ way for your child to learn about numbers, animals and, things. This beautifully colored toy is a great introduction toĀ basic things around us.

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āœ…Perfect size-Ā Premium safe quality and makes these perfect for gifting.

šŸ¤—50% OFF
šŸ¦ŗ30-dayĀ money-backĀ guarantee

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Safety Certified for 1-4 Years

Toys and materials are designed and manufactured to meet safety standards for babies 1-4 years old.

Ā 

MontessoriĀ Materials

Precise materials are at the heart of Montessori education.Ā Products are designedĀ so that children can focus, gain mastery, and flourish.


Sustainably Sourced
Manufactured at an award-winning factory that uses only sustainably forested wood, non-toxic paint, and 100% recyclable packaging.

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