Research shows that early brain development is key to all future learning and behavior, but with so many educational toys out there, figuring out where to start can feel intimidating. These beautiful wood toy sets are a wonderful option.
Each includes a set of toys keyed to your child’s specific stage of growth and developmental needs based on tested Montessori education methods. A differentiator here is Monti’s parent video component: short videos for each toy show how to introduce them to your child. Designed to build your child’s curiosity, creativity and problem-solving skills, the sets offer an easy way to create an ideal environment for educational play at home, before your child starts preschool.
Toys in Monti’s Level 1 set can be used from birth to build and grow your baby’s attention span, optimizing cognitive and motor development without being overstimulating. The parent videos cover language, motor, cognitive and social-emotional skills and teach caregivers how to set up a Montessori play area.
In terms of construction and appeal, Monti sets are built to last. While the toys are geared to three-month age brackets, they will engage your child for months or years longer. The company even has an online guide about how to organize your space and toys to optimize playtime once you’ve acquired multiple sets.
The Montessori-based program and the high quality, natural, nontoxic materials set these toys apart from others by a wide margin, but so does the price tag. But if the sets are within your means, Monti toys could be a great educational investment.