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Nearly Christmas time and Black Friday!

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. (you can click on any picture and buy from Amazon. Every little help to get new toys for the parents-toddler group)

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, manipule the paint brush, 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:
A dustpan and brush

And the broom:

More toys to choose here : (note that this blog post contains affiliate links with Amazon!)

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About the Author Carine Robin

Carine Robin is a a mother of 2 children. She raises them the Montessori way. Originally from Belgium where she worked as a child psychologist for several years, Carine spent 6 years in Ireland before settling in in the UK. She qualified as a Montessori teacher 10 years ago and has since worked as Montessori teacher and preschool manager. She founded Montessori-family in 2011 to provide opportunities for parents to discover Montessori. She believes that it’s truly possible to implement the Montessori ideas at home to make your house and family life welcoming to your child, her needs and her thrive for independence. She offers parents & babies classes, toddlers playgroups; Montessori home designs, one to one support, parenting classes and online courses.