Montessori 12-18 Month Toddler Collection

Type: toys
Our Montessori toddler set includes 7 developmental toys, all made by our small team in the US:

+Vertical Ring Stacker
+Horizontal Ring Stacker
+Circle Puzzle
+Three-Shape Puzzle
+Bunny Pull-Toy
+Shape Sorter
+Nine-Peg Size Discrimination Toy (our own original design)

>>>The Vertical Ring Stacker and Horizontal Ring Stacker are traditional Montessori classroom materials used for perfecting the child's grasp and hand-eye coordination. Our stackers come with 3 rings each—6 total rings (3 maple and 3 cherry). The rings are interchangeable and can be used on either base depending on the level of difficulty the child needs. For instance, the maple (light wood) rings have a much larger hole. Begin by offering the vertical stacker with the maple rings. After the child has mastered these rings, they can be switched out for the cherry (darker wood) rings with a smaller center hole for more precision. When it is time to move on to the horizontal stacker, the same method can be used. Rings are 2.5 inches in diameter. Bases are made of maple.

>>>The Circle Puzzle and Three-Shape Puzzle are also traditional Montessori classroom materials. The circle puzzle allows for practice with size discrimination, while the shape puzzle aids shape discrimination. Our puzzles keep colors constant so that the child can focus on the skill the product is intended for. Knobs are secured with non-toxic glue. Our puzzles are made of maple and cherry.

>>>The Bunny Pull-Toy is a wonderful toy for toddlers to practice and refine their gross motor skills. Toddlers who are just beginning to walk learn to navigate their environment while pulling the toy behind them.

>>>The Shape Sorter is designed with 4 distinct shapes: circle (matching to the sphere), triangle (matching to the triangular prism), square (matching to the cube), and rectangle (matching to the rectangular prism). It is a great toy to use in conjunction with our shape puzzles. The shapes are designed so that the child has practice matching the 2D holes to the 3D shapes. This is a classic developmental toy that not only gives toddlers practice with shape discrimination, but also cause and effect. Children delight to see the objects fall through the holes when they discover the correct holes for them. If your child is not quite ready for all 4 shapes, simply present the child with only the top side first--the circle and square shapes. Then, allow the child to discriminate between these shapes, the two easiest shapes for a young toddler. Made of solid maple with ash and birch shapes. Sphere diameter is 1.75 inches.

>>>The Nine-Peg Toy allows your child to practice the skill of size discrimination. Hole sizes progress from 1.25" to .75" allowing your child to determine where each sized cylinder fits on the board. Cylinders are made of 3 different kinds of wood: maple, cherry, and walnut. The varying wood tones and heights are constant for each diameter. This further emphasizes to the child which cylinders belong in the same row. The base of the peg toy is made of solid cherry and is approximately 5.5" x 5.5." Maple cylinders are 5 inches tall, cherry cylinders are 4 inches, and walnut cylinders are 3 inches.

All toys and parts are finished with our beeswax and flaxseed oil blend. There are no stains or sealants used on our toys. All colors are from the natural tones of the wood.

You may notice very slight variances or imperfections in our products, as these toys are handmade. If you ever have any issues with your products, do not hesitate to contact us. We will make sure that you are 100% satisfied with your products every time.

Care: NEVER submerge or rinse these toys in water. Doing so will raise the grain of the wood and roughen it. Instead, wipe with a slightly damp cloth to clean.