Montessori Friendly Toy review – Plan Toy Lacing sheep

Last year, I ran a few competitions on my Facebook group and I offered this toy to one lucky member. I like it so much that I bought a new one for my playgroup.

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It is made by PlanToys. PlanToys mainly focuses on safety wooden toys made of reclaimed rubber woods that enhance development for children.

I first see this toy being recommended by Nicole at the Kavanaugh Report.

And I thought that indeed it was a Montessori Friendly toy.

It is made of wood and can be presented in different ways, from less challenging to more challenging. It is a lacing toy and the colour inside of each circle acts as a control of error to build back the sheep. 

It is recommended for age 3+ but a younger child can manage most of the steps with support. Observe your child and if he is frustrated when he build it, he might not be ready for the challenge.

You could also lace the middle circle on a lacing string. Or you can use the colour circles for a matching game. 

See here a little video review of the toy.

Find the toy here

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About the Author Carine Robin

Carine Robin has a Master’s Degree in Psychology, specialising in child psychology. She worked for various social services in her home country of Belgium, before moving to Ireland in 2006. It was there that she started working in a nursery and discovered Montessori education. After having her first child, her passion for the philosophy grew and she qualified as a Montessori teacher and managed a preschool. Carine has been running a Montessori based parents and toddler group and coaching families for 9 years. She now also runs an online group for over 14000 parents, sharing her knowledge and passion with people from around the world. In 2018, Carine realised families needed more support and launched her popular online parenting courses and monthly subscription boxes, full of personally designed Montessori materials.