• Toys with a purpose. Montessori toys are child-size items that allow kids to independently engage in job-like activities, like cooking.
Purpose draws a child in, It makes him or her feel like a competent and important part of their world.
• Realistic playthings. Montessori toys tend to be lifelike and rooted in reality, providing a great learning opportunity about the world around us. Infants and young children don’t have a framework for what’s real and what’s fake.To them, a unicorn is just as likely to exist as a rhinoceros, because how would they know any different? It’s very confusing for them when we teach them about something and then says it’s not real.
• Natural materials. Toys made of wood, wool, cotton, metal, ceramic and even rock are Montessori staples, they connect children to nature and are generally safer to mouth. Plus, different textures, temperatures and weights help children refine their senses and give them more to learn about when holding a toy.