Montessori Toys:

Learn through play with Montessori toys

What is a Montessori Toy?

A Montessori toy is one that encourages children to experiment in order to stimulate their learning. It should be a toy that they can hold and manipulate, as learning to manipulate objects is essential for children’s fine motor development. The toy should also allow kids to work autonomously at their own speed and express themselves creatively.

A box of Legos, for example, could be called a Montessori toy. Children learn how to piece together different blocks to make structures and vehicles, and they are pushed to utilise their imagination to create through trial and error. A specific Lego set, on the other hand, would not be considered a Montessori toy because it requires children to follow specific instructions in order to produce only one possible outcome.

There are many Montessori toys at My Luxeve for children of any age. These toys can assist children to better prepare for a lifetime of learning and build on their imaginative play.

Benefits of My Luxeve Montessori toys:

Montessori Means Learning Through Play

Dr Maria Montessori’s groundbreaking research on how children learn through play resulted in the Montessori curriculum. Each toy was fine-tuned via trial and error to fit the child’s changing demands, pique their interest, and provide the circumstances for engaging play and profound learning.

Embodied Learning

Montessori is known as ‘embodied education’ because it encourages students to learn by doing and using as many of their senses as possible. Children learn more quickly and efficiently when they are free to wander around. Both motor and cognitive development are intertwined, and mobility enables both to thrive.

Creativity

Developing Innovators, Montessori education, according to Harvard researcher Tony Wagner, is a “route to creativity,” with some of today’s greatest innovators having a Montessori background.

Independence

When given the proper tools, babies amaze us with their ability, from self-feeding to mastering a difficult toy. Through the intentional design of each object, the structure of the playroom, and the way the adult interacts with the child, Montessori encourages independence and self-direction.

Perseverance

Children learn best when they work in front of them is neither too simple nor too tough, but somewhere in the middle. The Montessori curriculum is carefully planned and timed to keep youngsters in this delightful zone of just-right difficulty. When a new toy is offered, the youngster initially struggles with the new ability, practicing and eventually mastering it. This fosters positive self-esteem and a ‘growth mindset,’ or the belief that by overcoming obstacles, individuals can enhance their skills and intelligence.

Concentration and Flow

When given developmentally appropriate toys and uninterrupted time to explore, babies can focus for long amounts of time. All future learning depends on your ability to concentrate. As adults, it is our responsibility to promote concentration as a talent that can be learned.

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Fun Learning Activities for Kids at Home

Learning for toddlers

Life is slowly edging back to normal during these uncertain times, but kids are still spending a lot more time than usual at home. Finding activities to keep them busy yet engaged is becoming quite a task, but we’ve got you covered with some fun learning activities for kids that will keep them busy all day.

Craft Stick Puzzles

Instead of boring flashcards, grab some craft sticks and create these puzzles with your kids. Here’s what you will need:

  • Craft Sticks
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  • Paint
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  • Paint Brush
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  • Marker

Ask your kids to paint the sticks whatever colour they like, and then you can write different words on them that make complete sentences. For instance ‘My name is Tom,’ they would put these four sticks together and make a complete sentence.

Treasure Hunt

Map-reading skills – a thing of the past? No way! Sharpen those young minds with a treasure hunt. Hide a treasure and create a map for the kids to find it. Or even better is if they hide something from you and draw the map all by themselves. This would keep them busy all afternoon and would be a breath of fresh air if you do it in the backyard.

State Font Boards

If your kids are young and preparing for school, Educational Writing Boards are great learning for toddlers and one of the best educational toy you can get them. The tracing boards help with early literacy learning, speech, recognizing different shapes and numbers as well as improving fine motor skills. You can even get them in different pre-cursive fonts of your choice.

Chalk Letters

If you have a sidewalk you can draw on with chalk, write the alphabets and ask your kids to hop on different letters to make words. This would get their brains and bodies working at the same time!

Memory Game

This is another game that helps with two skills at once. Grab some cards write the word on one card and the definition on another and ask your kids to pair the right word and meaning together. You could also do with antonyms and synonyms.

Math Game

Math and game together, the kids are going to go running. But how about we make it fun? All you need are some bottle caps and a marker. Write an easy math question on the top, like “3 x 8” and write the answer on the bottom. If they get the answer right, they get to keep the top, if not it stays in the pile. In the end, whichever kid has the most bottle caps wins and gets a reward.

Gardening

Gardening is a fun, outdoorsy activity you can do with the kids. Children learn about science and different plants and fruits and also develop their new skills. They appreciate the food they eat as they realize how much effort goes into growing every single thing. You could use garden markers to mark different herbs and vegetables you are growing and the kids can always come back to check on them. My Luxeve has some fun laser-etched vegetable and herb garden markers.

With these fun learning activities for kids, you can keep them busy and even take a bit of a breather in between while they have fun by themselves.

Raise Your Kids’ IQ Levels

Puzzles for kids

As parents, we have all wondered how we can secure our kids’ futures. One way to do that is by ensuring they are smart and intelligent. With the right kind of intellectual training, we can raise their IQ levels.

Here are some activities you can involve your kids in to improve their reasoning, problem-solving skills, planning, and overall intelligence.

Memory

Memory activities don’t only improve memory but also sharpen language and reasoning skills. Intelligence is measured by both language and reasoning. Educational toys and activities that would help with memory training are:

  1. Crossword puzzles
  2. Jigsaw puzzles for kids, like the ones My Luxeve has in stock
  3. Card matching
  4. Concentration card games
  5. Sudoku

Executive Control

Being able to control complex cognitive abilities is called executive control. Along with executive control, the executive function also includes executive regulation and management. According to experts, these are connected to fluid reasoning, which is a part of human intelligence.

Activities like brainteasers, riddles, scrabbles, and Pictionary can improve executive control.

Visuospatial reasoning

The mental processes connected to physical representations come under visuospatial reasoning.

According to experts, IQ test scores are largely impacted by an improvement in visuospatial reasoning. Both memory and executive control activities are partially employed to work on visuospatial reasoning.

Some activities used in its training are mazes, unfolded prisms, and 3-D models.

Relational Skills

Human language and cognition is developed through relational associations according to relational frame theory. By using this theory, children’s IQ scores can be greatly impacted, as it significantly improves verbal and numeric reasoning and overall IQ.

Activities that help with relational training are:

Object comparisons, for example, square versus round.

Language learning books, like, this is a bat, or that is a ball.

Comparison of amounts, for instance, dollar versus a penny.

Music

You don’t need to be excellent at music to enjoy playing an instrument and even benefit from it. According to some experts, musicians have a better memory than others. Memory is a significant part of IQ, so making your kid pick up a musical instrument might not be such a bad idea after all.

Languages

It might come as quite a shock to you that more than half of the world’s population is surprisingly bilingual. The earlier you learn a new language, the better it is for your brain.

Cognitive skills are developed when language is learnt through interaction when a child is between 18 to 24 months old. Therefore, it is never too early to get your child started on a new language.

Reading

The benefits of reading are no secret. Reading greatly helps with developing cognitive skills. The benefits are much more significant when reading is connected to bonding activities with the parents. Reading aloud to your child helps more with language development and cognitive skills. So don’t miss out on bedtime reading to your child.

Final Thoughts

Simply consuming multivitamins or training for an IQ test won’t help improve your IQ score. Instead, focus on brain-training activities that would improve your child’s intelligence. The best way to go about this is to engage their minds by playing games and activities that help them learn new skills. You can even take the help of educational toys and puzzles for kids, such as those available at My Luxeve.

The 5 Best Educational Toys for Babies

Educational toys

Kids adore toys, and if you have any doubt about that, just take them to a toy store and watch them go crazy with excitement. However, toys shouldn’t always be about fun, games, and entertainment. They can also be used as an opportunity for children to learn. The best kind of toys engage the senses, ignite the imagination, and encourage interaction with others.

Babies are especially eager to learn more about the world around them. They are intrigued by every shape, texture, colour, taste, and sound around them. It is especially important to give your baby toys that are safe and those that help stimulate their senses. The colours and sounds that rattles make might attract them, but they explore toys that help build motor skills and hand-eye coordination as they grow.

Every toy available to them helps build different skills. Some of the best educational toys you could get for them are discussed below.

Stacking Blocks

Blocks might seem like the most basic of toys, but they are anything but boring. Your little one would enjoy building and stacking while improving on motor skills and problem-solving abilities. It’s a toy that has been around for centuries and needs to be part of every child’s toy box.

They would learn to stack blocks high, create different structures, and learn cause and effect by destroying them. The best blocks to start with are the large, colourful silicone ones safe for babies.

Rainbow Toys

Introducing babies to colours is really important, and it is best to start with a few basic colours at first. This silicone rainbow of primary colours by My Luxeve is versatile and perfect for your baby. They can use it for colour recognition, counting, learning a new shape, and with no holes in them, they can also be used for water or bath play.

Another benefit to this toy is that it can be used as a teether and frozen to help with sore gums!

Colourful Planks

These are wooden toys that are versatile and are open-ended for babies to experiment with. They can use it to stack, sort, or build their own small world during imaginative play. These help babies identify colours, sort different sizes, develop hand-eye coordination along with balance, imagination, and building skills.

Spatial Cubes

Spatial cubes come in a different number of pieces and shades and can be stacked or sculpted. They help a baby with imaginative play and explain the concept of spatial learning to them.

Easy Puzzles

Puzzles teach children about how each tiny piece comes together to make a whole picture. They help the child develop shape recognition, concentrate better, be patient, and give them a sense of achievement when they succeed. My Luxeve has a few different toys of a hen, frog and butterfly‘s life cycle that help your child learn about new beings, their life cycles, and the concept of puzzles.

Playing can teach children a lot. Educational toys don’t just teach the baby but give them a chance to bond with you while having fun. An enjoyable education will help your child retain the information for longer and instil a positive attitude towards learning.