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Nearly Christmas time!
Do you have everything you need for your children?
When I’m mostly against tones of toys for Christmas, it’s hard not to give any.
So here my best picks for children mostly under 6 years old. Those are well-tested toys in my playgroups or at home by my children.
Bees and beehives: this toy is so popular in my playgroup that I was nearly thinking of renaming Montessori-family as Little Bees!
You child can transfer by hand or with the peg, sort the colour or not, it can also count the bees. Lots of fun for a long time!
Easel: this easel is popular with my two children since my first was 2 years old. This one is fab because you can clip the paper to paint on. When you first introduce painting to your child, just introduce one “primary” colour at a time. Being able to put the apron on, manipulate the paintbrush, in and out of the pot are all important first steps as well as cleaning hands afterwards!
Latch board: another big favourite in my playgroup and at home. The famous Latch board from Melissa and Doug. Different latches to open and close, animals inside to spot and count, each of different colours to recognize too! Maybe a bit too much information, Montessori wise but still a big favourite!
Ball track: this one is quite reasonable in price and boys and girls love another one similar in the playgroup. Children need this kind of toys to understand cause and effect. The same action produces the same result. They are quite fascinated by the balls going down (here the cars) and that encourage them to repeat an activity.
And here the one we have with balls, a bit more expensive!
A few bits to help your child be independent at home:
And the broom:
More toys to choose here:
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