Holiday Gift-Giving Guide 2019
Believe it or not, the holiday season is rapidly approaching! We thought it might be fun to share some of our favorite Montessori-friendly gift ideas.
Montessori infant environments traditionally use mobiles for newborns. There are different types, but their purpose remains the same: they aid babies in the development of their visual tracking, but they also just bring the babies a sense of joy. Etsy is a great source for finding beautiful handmade versions. To learn more about Montessori mobiles, take a look at this article.
Silk scarves are an excellent option for open-ended play. Children use their imaginations and creativity as they think of ways to incorporate them into their play. The scarves will be used for hiding, covering, waving, dancing, and as a dress-up option. We have even seen them worn by patient and willing family pets. This particular scarf is a bit smaller and colored with non-toxic dyes, making it perfect for babies and toddlers.
Art supplies are a must for any child. Keep it simple; children are happy to use paper from the recycle bin and whatever else you have around. If you’re looking for something a little more special, check out these crayon rocks. Comfortable for tiny hands to grasp, they are made with soy wax and colored with mineral powders. They lay down gorgeous colors and are appreciated by children of all ages.
Young children love to do whatever the beloved adults in their lives are doing. The tasks we often view as monotonous or even tedious are exciting for little ones. Giving children real tools that are sized down for them makes this important work possible. This snow shovel will allow you to get your driveway cleared while your child learns alongside you, getting fresh air, exercise, and important bonding time with you.
Much like the snow shovel listed above, this tool belt, hammer, and safety glasses set will allow aspiring young carpenters to work alongside the adults they admire. Montessori Services offers many different child-sized tools, depending on your child’s level of interest and what types of projects you have envisioned!