Best Montessori Infant Toys
Looking for Montessori infant toys? As a person who attended Montessori school as a child, I can reflect back and see how that experience shaped me for the better. Personality traits like self-confidence and independence were nurtured early on in the Montessori environment.
The Montessori infant toys listed below are a collection of items I’ve bought for my first child as an infant as well as the items found in the Infant Montessori classroom of my second child. I’ve organized by age group, for simplicity. Note: not all items have links.
Floor mat next to a window
(I used the mattress of a playpen covered with a fitted sheet or simply detached the floor mat from the activity gym)
(I attached this to one of the rungs in the activity gym)
(I reshaped it into a cocoon and nestled the baby in the middle)
(I bought a full-length dorm mirror and placed it lengthways in front of the floor mat. Perfect when practicing tummy time with your Montessori infant.)
High Contrast Books
This was one of my favorite high contrast books.
Don’t forget your natural gift: your voice. Sing nursery rhymes, children’s songs or make something up in the moment!
Take your baby for stroller walks. Let them see the clouds moving in the sky; feel the wind on their face; hear the leaves rustling in the trees.
Age 2 months – 5+ months
(It has suspended toys to grasp)
Shag or Textured Rug
Keep one in each room of your home containing household items from that particular room. Rotate items every few weeks.
Age 6 months – 9+ months
(I used the detachable wooden ring from the activity gym)
Age 10 months – 12+ months
Wooden Baby Walker
(Try to find one that doesn’t ‘run away’ from a beginning walker)
(Remove mallet and allow child to push balls through the hole).
Let your Montessori infant stand barefoot in the grass or the sand. It will help them better understand the world around them.