Montessori toys: Toddler-friendly Christmas trees

If you have a toddler in your family, you might wonder if a full size Christmas tree is a good idea this year. So I give you some toddler-friendly Christmas trees and introducing you to our Montessori inspired Christmas tree material!

I used to have plastic cheap baubles at the bottom of my tree. My daughter was not that interested in the tree. It was another story with my son who was an avid explorer and more active for his first Christmas. He was 10 months old and was grabbing everything in his reach. 

This is with him in mind that we created our first product for our brand new range of Montessori inspired toys and materials. 

I give you the Wooden Christmas tree with coloured baubles!

Our Christmas tree is a seasonal activity accessible for toddlers as it has been tested for 18+ months. And it will be a great activity for any child until 6 years old!

This toy consists of a Christmas tree, 6 coloured baubles, pattern cards, a guide, and extra activity sheets. 

We have painted the baubles in 6 different colours (primary+secondary).  

Invite your child to add the baubles to the tree in any random order.

Older children can slot the baubles on the tree to match the pattern cards. We have included 34 pattern cards, enough to keep your child busy until Christmas!

If it was not enough, our guide includes 6 extra activities that will show you how to use our toy in different ways. Your child might still play with this toy way beyond Christmas time!

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Round-up of toddler friendly Christmas trees!

- In my playgroup, I had a small artificial Christmas tree (like 30cm high) and some toddler safe decorations and tinsel. They were taking things on and off for the whole session. 

- Melissa and Doug Christmas tree. It's in fact an advent calendar but you can totally use it as a Christmas tree. 

- a felt Christmas tree. These trees are everywhere. 100 of them on Amazon, there is one in Aldi and there is one in HobbyCraft. 

- super easy DIY: stuck a large paper on the wall. Draw a Christmas tree shape and let your child decorate it with stickers and crayons. 

- another DIY and game at the same time: Ball sort Christmas tree

I also think that you can have your grown-up Christmas tree and set up some limits with your child. However, redirecting to a child-friendly one might help you to have a more relax time. 

Would you consider one of these options? Do you have another one to recommend?

Let me know in the comments!

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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.