Benefits of Montessori Toys
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As moms, we are always on the lookout for the most well-rounded, enjoyable, and stimulating toys and activities to engage our little ones. If you are looking to learn about the benefits of blocks and Montessori toys- and to possibly expand your toy collection- you're in the right place!
In this article, we'll discuss the definition and benefits of Montessori toys, our current favorites, and what you need to look for when selecting Montessori toys for your home.
What are Montessori Toys?
Montessori toys are created to encourage children to use their creativity to experiment and explore. These toys are typically created out of natural materials such as wood, just like our blocks!
What to Look For in Montessori Toys
As with anything you introduce into your child’s life, you want to ensure that the toys your child uses are made of high-quality materials. As any seasoned parent knows, it is not uncommon for toys to end up in a child’s mouth. This means that it is always worth investing in children’s products that are:
- Made of natural materials
- Made of safe ingredients
- Easy to clean
Montessori toys are perfect for exploration and helping children to expand their minds while simultaneously developing their fine and gross motor skills. These toys typically:
- Encourage open-ended play
- Allow children to explore multifunctionality
- Are not overstimulating (as opposed to their flashing, beeping, plastic counterparts)
- Are durable
Here at Raising Wild Ones Boutique, we take all of these factors into consideration. This is what led us to the inclusion of our very own blocks in our shop.
Our block sets are made of 100% birch wood and are finished with a safe, non-toxic polish. They come with a cloth bag that makes for easy clean-up, storage, and portability. We have the perfect block set for any child of any age, including: