What do you get an infant who is turning 12 months old? An infant going into its toddler stage, who is an explorer on the go that loves to use his hands and his feet? An experimenter who shows relentless curiosity? Montessori materials and activities of course! Here is our gift guide for a Montessori toddler that is one – two years old, Montessori style!
Montessori Gifts for Your Montessori Toddler
One of my all time favorite Montessori book for the toddler stage is The Joyful Child: Montessori, Global Wisdom for Birth to Three. It’s the perfect book for raising children through 3 years of age.
Perfect Open Ended Toys for a Young Toddler
They will touch, feel, mouth, hold, drop, throw, shake, bang, taste, smell, and listen to every item they can get their hands on; as well as crawl, cruise, toddle, walk, climb, and run (large motor movements). This is how the 12-month-old learns, through action, by doing.
but he has to practice the skill of self feeding and spooning to master
it by 18-24 months. In the meantime, you can help your child with a few
fine motor activities by guiding his hand, rather than doing it for him.
one-year-old by controlling the environment instead, including the toys, objects, household items, and activities in the environment. Lastly,
allow your child to explore a cabinet, a drawer, a low shelf, a large basket, the paper recycling bag, and safe household items.
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