3 Key Characteristics to Consider When Choosing Early Education Toys

Early Education Toys

Coined by Maria Montessori, the Montessori philosophy is based on encouraging children to explore the world around them. Play is a key part of that exploration and something that you could never ignore. And this is where the importance of Montessori toys comes from.

A Montessori toy is one that stimulates learning by encouraging kids to experiment. It should be a toy that they can hold and touch, and also give them the opportunity to work independently and use their creativity.

With so many types of toys available, how to pick the right early education toys for your kid? Here are a few toy characteristics to consider:

     1. Montessori toys are simple 

The best toys that you can give your little ones are simple. Your child is trying to make sense of this wonderful world they have so recently come upon. They learn best when you give them proper information. For instance, a simple puzzle with a circle, a triangle and a square in three different hues will give proper information about shapes. These are three essential geometric structures to distinguish between.

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When children play with three or more objects at once, they are able to learn about relationships between each other. The toy’s distracting features like decorative faces and random shapes make it difficult for kids younger than 3 years old who don’t have enough information from one activity on what makes something important in this world!

     2. These toys are based on reality

Before the age of six, a child’s brain is not capable of distinguishing between fantasy and reality. And to develop real imagination and a secure relationship with their world, they first need to learn what the world is. So, you should let them read books about real things.

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And you will give them toys with real consequences. Skip the boxes with buttons and knobs that cause random noises. Rather pick toys with true consequences like Silicone Rainbow Stacker, Prime Coloured Planks, Red Spatial Cube, etc.

         3. They are made of natural materials

When it comes to choosing an ABC learning toy, try to pick the ones that are made out of natural materials. A rattle made from metal or wood will give your baby more information about the real world than a plastic one. Metal is cool to touch at first and then warms in their hand, while wood provides different textures. And both wood and metal have an interesting “taste” for the kid

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Metal and wood provide a wonderful weight when your toddler is playing with balls, puzzles or other toys. Based on the size they will vary in feel but usually have less of an artificial softening compared to plastic which needs larger changes for distinct weights.

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So, you know about the things to consider when choosing children’s learning toys. Are you now looking for a shop to buy such toys? Then, look no further than My Luxeve. We bring an exclusive collection of Montessori toys for your toddler. Explore our collection and order now!

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