Toys for Young Children by Age and Stage

The Montessori Association asked 500 parents and grandparents this question:

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

63% of people answered: "Age appropriateness."

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 infants—birth through 6 months

Babies like to look at people—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 with—rattles, large rings, squeeze toys, teething toys, soft dolls, textured balls, and vinyl and board books
  • Things to listen to—books with nursery rhymes and poems, and recordings of lullabies and simple songs
  • Things to look at—pictures of faces hung so baby can see them and unbreakable mirrors

Our recommendations

Soft Stacking Blocks - Project Montessori
Soft Stacking Blocks - Project Montessori
Soft Stacking Blocks - Project Montessori
Soft Stacking Blocks - Project Montessori
Soft Stacking Blocks - Project Montessori
Soft Stacking Blocks - Project Montessori

Soft Stacking Blocks

$34.99
Soft Stacking Blocks are one of the baby favorites. Made from food grade silicone, the package comes with 12 pieces and offers multiple ways to play. Each cube has different matching designs for various games. Babies can match shapes, animals, fruits, stack, count and more. A true ALL-IN-ONE toy!

✔️All-in-one stacking toy
✔️Build sorting & matching skills

✔️Shapes, patterns, animals, fruits and numbers design

✔️12 pieces
✔️Made non-toxic, food grade silicone
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"The Stacking Teether"

$25.00

This cute "Stacking Teether" is a great introductory toy into stacking and building, perfect for developing fine motor skills. Made from soft, non-toxic silicone also serves as a much needed teether for babies whose teeth have just started to grow!

✔️ Build fine motor skills
✔️ Great for teething
✔️ Color & shape recognition
✔️ Soft silicone material
✔️Non-toxic & safe for babies

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Toys for older infants—7 to 12 months

Older babies are movers—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 with—baby dolls, puppets, plastic and wood vehicles with wheels, and water toys
  • Things to drop and take out—plastic bowls, large beads, balls, and nesting toys
  • Things to build with—large soft blocks and wooden cubes
  • Things to use their large muscles with—large balls, push and pull toys, and low, soft things to crawl over

Our recommendations

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

Baby Soft Books

$34.97

 

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 "My toddler LOVES this book!"

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Kids are obsessed with these bath books. They instantly become the favorite go-to toy for kids 1-3 years old, especially for 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
-Nurtures child’s visual skills, motor development, concentration, physical coordination
-Develops patience, attention, and focus
-Keeps kids occupied
-NON-TOXIC


Why it's good for grandparents?

-Safe playtime
-Less supervision
-Great for bonding with grandchildren
-Witness your grandchild's milestones




What does your grandchild get?

-8 thematic books:
Fruit
Sea World
Farm Animal
Animal
Vegetable
Transportation
Nature
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 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 experiment—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 with—wide non-toxic, washable markers, crayons, and large paper
  • Things to pretend with—toy phones, dolls and doll beds, baby carriages and strollers, dress-up accessories (scarves, purses), puppets, stuffed toys, plastic animals, and plastic and wood “realistic” vehicles
  • Things to build with—cardboard and wood blocks (can be smaller than those used by infants—2 to 4 inches)
  • Things for using their large and small muscles—puzzles, large pegboards, toys with parts that do things (dials, switches, knobs, lids), and large and small balls

Our recommendations

Best Seller: 6-in-1 Activity Cube
Best Seller: 6-in-1 Activity Cube

Activity Cube

$44.97

🤭Did you know 85% of the child’s brain is formed by the age of 3?

Get your toddler a head start in life and try this Play Center Wooden Bead Maze Animal Shape. Appropriate for 1-4-year-olds.

The Play Center Wooden Bead Maze Animal Shape nurtures your child’s visual skills, motor development, concentration, physical coordination, body awareness, and strength right from birth.

 Why buy "Montessori"?

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


✅This baby activity cube keeps the child entertained for hours at a time
✅Fun Learning & Developmental Toys
✅Safe & Durable Toys for Toddlers
Appropriate for 1 - 4-year-olds

✅Made from REAL, solid wood
✅Vibrant colors
✅Easy to use & perfect size for little hands

Why kids love it?

✅Animal Patterns Sorter- Exercise a kid's brain and build shape recognition.

✅Sliding Number Blocks- Great for toddlers to develop hand-eye coordination and number recognition.

✅Sensory clock- Cultivate a baby's sense of time early.

🤗50% OFF
🦺30-day money-back guarantee

 

 
Safety Certified for 1-4 Years

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

 

Montessori Materials

Precise materials are at the heart of Montessori education. Products are designed 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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Montessori Shapes Sorter - Project Montessori
Montessori Shapes Sorter - Project Montessori

Montessori Shapes Sorter

$24.98

The perfect way to introduce Colors and Shapes to your little ones! ✨ 

(and create hours of FUN and EVERLASTING memories together 🤩)


   "My 2 yr old grandson opened this present first at his party, and we had to pry him away to open other gifts. He loved counting the pegs and finding the right shape to fit!"

 

 

Why is this super fun toy a must-have?

🏆Shape Sorter is great for learning shape and geometry, developing color recognition, exercising kids' space conception, and hand-eye coordination ability. Kids can sort by shape, color, or number of holes.

💫Made of non-toxic wood with water-based paint. The edges are smooth and won't hurt the baby's delicate skin.

✨Set contains 25 blocks in 5 different colors and 5 different geometric shapes.

🔻Child-Parent Bonding. Spend time bonding with your little one playing with Shape Sorter together.


📝  Product details:
-Quantity: 
1 Montessori Shapes Sorter
-Material: Wood
-Age appropriateness: 3+ years old

📦 Package includes:
-1 x Shapes Sorter
-20 x Blocks.

 


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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 “testing”: 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 problems—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 building—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 with—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
  • CD and DVD players with a variety of music (of course, phonograph players and cassette recorders work too!)

Our recommendations

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

Montessori Busy Board

$34.98

Do you want to help your child's brain development and unlock their full potential?

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

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

Challenge your kid's 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: this will be your kid's favorite. They can play with the zipper for hours.
  • Snap pocket: The most challenging task for little hands, but the most rewarding one!
  • Buckles: They'll spend hours playing with 8 types of buckles. Great for kids that have a short attention span!


Excellent travel toy

Great to take on trains, planes, or for a car ride. Designed in the perfect size and are flexible to fit in most bags. Give this to your child instead of a smartphone 📵.

Why go "Montessori"?

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

Product Features:

  • 1–4-year-olds
  • High-quality materials
  • Vibrant colors
  • Perfect size for little hands

Make this investment in your child's future!

  • 50% OFF
  • 30-day money-back guarantee

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Project Montessori™ Animal Puzzles 6 PACK - Project Montessori
Project Montessori™ Animal Puzzles 6 PACK - Project Montessori
Project Montessori™ Animal Puzzles 6 PACK - Project Montessori
Project Montessori™ Animal Puzzles 6 PACK - Project Montessori
Project Montessori™ Animal Puzzles 6 PACK - Project Montessori
Project Montessori™ Animal Puzzles 6 PACK - Project Montessori
Project Montessori™ Animal Puzzles 6 PACK - Project Montessori
Project Montessori™ Animal Puzzles 6 PACK - Project Montessori

Montessori Puzzles

$35.97

Did you know 85% of the child’s brain is formed by the age of 3?

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

The Montessori puzzles nurture your child’s visual skills, motor development, concentration, physical coordination, body awareness, and strength right from birth.

 Why buy "Montessori"?

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


  • 6 piece bundle
  • Appropriate for 1-4 year olds
  • Made from REAL, solid wood
  • Vibrant colors
  • Easy to use & perfect size for little hands
  • Shapes: bear, crab, owl, bee, butterfly, ladybug, and others*
*shapes may vary between orders
  • 50% OFF
  • 30-day money-back guarantee

 

 
Safety Certified for 1-4 year olds

Toys and materials are designed and manufactured to meet safety standards.
 

Montessori Materials

Precise materials are at the heart of Montessori education. Products are designed 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 friends—and don’t like to lose! They can take turns—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 problems—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 features—collections of plastic bottle caps, plastic bowls and lids, keys, shells, counting bears, small colored blocks
  • Things for pretending and building—many blocks for building complex structures, transportation toys, construction sets, child-sized furniture (“apartment” sets, play food), dress-up clothes, dolls with accessories, puppets and simple puppet theaters, and sand and water play toys
  • Things to create with—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 instruments—rhythm instruments and keyboards, xylophones, maracas, and tambourines
  • Picture books with even more words and more detailed pictures than toddler books
  • CD and DVD players with a variety of music (of course, phonograph players and cassette recorders work too!)
  • Things for using their large and small muscles—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 recommendations

Project Montessori™ Creative Board - Project Montessori
Project Montessori™ Creative Board - Project Montessori
Project Montessori™ Creative Board - Project Montessori
Project Montessori™ Creative Board - Project Montessori
Project Montessori™ Creative Board - Project Montessori
Project Montessori™ Creative Board - Project Montessori
Project Montessori™ Creative Board - Project Montessori
Project Montessori™ Creative Board - Project Montessori
Project Montessori™ Creative Board - Project Montessori
Project Montessori™ Creative Board - Project Montessori
Project Montessori™ Creative Board - Project Montessori
Project Montessori™ Creative Board - Project Montessori
Project Montessori™ Creative Board - Project Montessori
Project Montessori™ Creative Board - Project Montessori
Project Montessori™ Creative Board - Project Montessori
Project Montessori™ Creative Board - Project Montessori
Project Montessori™ Creative Board - Project Montessori
Project Montessori™ Creative Board - Project Montessori

Project Montessori™ Creative Board

$34.55

🤭Drawing is such a fun part of childhood, and also such an important part of child development! 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 life and try these Magnetic Doubled Sided Drawing Board. Appropriate for 3+ year-olds.

 Why buy "Montessori"?

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


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

✅Stimulates children's development

Why kids love it?

 

Learn organizational skills through sorting characters from this toy. Experience improved concentration levels and problem-solving.

 


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

 

 

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

 

 

✅Perfect size- Premium safe quality and makes these perfect for gifting.

🤗50% OFF
🦺30-day money-back guarantee

 

 
Safety Certified for 1-4 Years

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

 

Montessori Materials

Precise materials are at the heart of Montessori education. Products are designed 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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Montessori Wooden Music Instruments Set (10 Instruments) - Project Montessori
Montessori Wooden Music Instruments Set (10 Instruments) - Project Montessori

Wooden Music Instrument Set

$54.55

The perfect way to introduce Music to your little ones! 🎶  

(and create hours of FUN and EVERLASTING memories together 🤩)

     "Instant joy for the grandchildren... they spontaneously created a very unique marching band, playing music and singing for hours!"

 


 

"Music gives soul to the universe, wings to the mind, flight to the imagination, and charm and gaiety to life and to everything." Plato

Why is this super fun toy a must-have?


♥ Natural Kids Musical Instruments: These instruments will not only help children develop their rhythm and musical skills, but can also boost attention levels, memory, motor, and creative skills.

★ No Paint & No Sharpe Edges: All of the instruments are made of non-toxic and 100% high-quality natural wood and NO PAINT AND COATINGS!

✿ Perfect Gift: Beautifully packaged with a carrying bag for easy storage.

✔️ Child-Parent Bonding. Spend time bonding with your little one playing with instruments together. 

☀︎ Safe toys for Kids: CPC Certification, made from non-toxic materials.




 

📝  Product details:
-Quantity: 10
 Different Instruments
-Material: Wood
-Age appropriateness: 3+ years old

📦 Package includes:
-1 X Maracas; 1 X Wood sounder,
-1 X Hand drum; 1 X Wooden block,
-1 X Triangle; 1 X Castanet,
-1 X Tambourine; 1 X Chime bar,
-2 X Sleigh Bells,
-2 X Hand bell.



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