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Montessori Toys

Constructed from high quality materials, Small Smart’s unique collection of Montessori toys are designed to promote cognitive development and fine motor skills in children. Featuring brightly colored geometric shapes, these toys are sure to capture your child's attention, stimulate their senses and encourage exploration from a young age.

  • Janod Janod Wooden Toys -  24pcs Fruits and Vegetables Basket at £19.95
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    Janod Wooden Toys - 24pcs Fruits and Vegetables Basket

    Janod
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    Play shopkeeper with a lovely imitation wicker basket (in plastic) filled with 24 fruits and vegetables (12 varieties). FEATURES: Fun fruit basket...

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  • UDEAS UDEAS Wooden Click Clack Track at £13.5

    UDEAS Wooden Click Clack Track

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    Get set and go! This smart gift is perfect for toddlers 18 months and plus, to  help your little one practice independence and will keep them busy...

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  • Janod Janod Forest Chunky Toddler Puzzle at £12.5

    Janod Forest Chunky Toddler Puzzle

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    Wooden puzzle on the topic of the animals of the forest. 7 animals in 3D, thickness of 1,5 cm/0,6 in. Discover the exciting world of forests and fo...

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  • UFUN UFUN® Kids Bamboo Building Toys 98PCs - Music at £39.59

    UFUN® Kids Bamboo Building Toys 98PCs - Music

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    Musical notes will play while marbles rolling into the eight chiming metal pieces. An exclusive music chiming metal connection track are included f...

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  • Classic World Classic World Wooden Cutting Set at £16.95

    Classic World Wooden Cutting Set

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    Classic World have a straight forward philosophy, 'Happy Playing, Happy Learning!' Their commitment goes beyond just making great toys, they pract...

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  • Janod Janod Moduloform Magnetic Book at £17.5

    Janod Moduloform Magnetic Book

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    Magnetic educational game in cardboard on the tan-gram theme. Composed of 43 magnets and 30 cards. Once the book is opened, the aim is to make on t...

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  • Dena My First Silicone Rainbow Activity Toy

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    Teether and playmate, all in one! Dëna is a safe, simple and smart toy, suitable from babies to all ages. Their toys are made of food-grade platinu...

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  • Janod Janod Wooden Toys - Zigolos Hen Activities House at £26

    Janod Wooden Toys - Zigolos Hen Activities House

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    This lovely activity house is an ideal early childhood education toy. It includes: 6 blocks to insert in matching holes for learning shapes and col...

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  • Trixie Wooden Beads Maze

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    A little maze with beads to practice those fine motor skills! The beads with different colours and shapes slide along the wire. And what fun to sta...

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  • Tender Leaf Tender Leaf Bear Colours Clock at £19.95

    Tender Leaf Bear Colours Clock

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    Here's the perfect introduction to learning about time! Teach your toddler the sequence of numbers on a clock, 12 brightly coloured wooden number ...

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  • Jollein Jollein Abacus Counting Frame at £17

    Jollein Abacus Counting Frame

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    Learn to add, subtract and count the numbers in a playful way. The abacus comes in trendy colours, so it is also fun as an accessory in the play co...

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  • HABA HABA Basic Wooden Blocks Starter Set 26 Pcs at £30

    HABA Basic Wooden Blocks Starter Set 26 Pcs

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    For little ones is the Basic Building Blocks Starter Set by HABA. These gorgeous blocks serve to embellish buildings. 26 Blocks made of beech wood ...

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  • Hape Hape Beaded Raindrops - Blue at £10.59

    Hape Beaded Raindrops - Blue

    Hape
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    Turn this rain maker over and stimulate senses with vibrant trickling beads and soothing raindrop sounds. Perfectly designed shape makes it easy fo...

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  • Wee Gallery Wee Gallery Lacing Cards - Baby Animals at £19.95

    Wee Gallery Lacing Cards - Baby Animals

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    Dress up these adorable baby animals in colour with our fun and educational Lacing Cards featuring Wee Gallery's signature hand illustrated charact...

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  • TenderLeaf Tender Leaf Peacock Colours at £17.95

    Tender Leaf Peacock Colours

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    A beautiful painted wooden peacock with 5 tail feathers to see the world in different colours! The coloured acrylic windows can be overlaid to see...

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  • Trixie Trixie Counting puzzle - Animals at £10

    Trixie Counting Puzzle - Animals

    Trixie
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    Learning how to count to ten is fun! These 10 different counting puzzles with friendly animal faces guarantee your child will have fun while learni...

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  • Wee Gallery Wee Gallery Bamboo Nesting at £24.95
    Wee Gallery Wee Gallery Bamboo Nesting at £24.95

    Wee Gallery Bamboo Nesting

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    Our adorable Nesting bird and bear are made from sustainable eco-friendly bamboo. Nestable, stackable, sturdy pieces make for lots of fun opportuni...

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    Wee Gallery Beginner Puzzles - Pet

    Wee Gallery
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    Our Wee Gallery pet puzzles are a great activity for your little ones as it's fun and will keep them busy for hours. In this pet puzzle set it incl...

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  • HABA HABA Wooden Building Blocks Colour Joy 21 Pcs at £29

    HABA Wooden Building Blocks Colour Joy 21 Pcs

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    Children can build many delightful towers with these colourful building blocks. The varying features – bell, window, rattle ball – are perfect for...

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  • Dena Dena My First Silicone Rainbow Activity Toy at £20

    Dena My First Silicone Rainbow Activity Toy

    Dena
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    Teether and playmate, all in one! Thanks to its soft material and its design, My First Rainbow by dëna will begin to stimulate your baby’s creativi...

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  • Trixie Wooden Round Puzzle

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    This fun puzzle is really two puzzles in one! First you try to fit all the puzzle pieces together to make one big circle, then you gather all the f...

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  • Wee Gallery Wee Gallery Mix & Match Animal Tiles at £45
    Wee Gallery Wee Gallery Mix & Match Animal Tiles at £45

    Wee Gallery Mix & Match Animal Tiles

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    Mix + Match Animal Tiles are a classic toy reimagined in our unique style that is sure to inspire smiles. Six adorable animal characters can be com...

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  • Wee Gallery Wee Gallery Ocean Life Floor Puzzle at £23.95

    Wee Gallery Ocean Life Floor Puzzle

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    This 24 piece puzzle celebrate the diversity of nature, while encouraging learning through play. The large pieces of this puzzle are suited to deve...

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  • Trixie Wooden Beads Maze - Mrs Rabbit

    Trixie
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    A little maze with beads to practice those fine motor skills! The beads with different colours and shapes slide along the wire. And what fun to sta...

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  • Wee Gallery Wee Gallery Sensory Clutch Puzzle Ball - Nordic at £34.95

    Wee Gallery Sensory Clutch Puzzle Ball - Nordic

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    Our sensory Clutch Ball toy is designed to delight your baby's developing senses. Signature high-contrast hand painted graphics grab baby's attent...

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  • Wee Gallery Safari Animals Puzzle

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    Wee Gallery's six piece wooden safari puzzle is great for learning and having fun at the same time. Our wooden safari animals puzzle is great for h...

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  • Wee Gallery Ocean Animals Puzzle

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    Wee Gallery's six piece wooden ocean puzzle is great for learning and having fun at the same time. Our wooden ocean puzzle is great for helping you...

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  • Wee Gallery Count To 10 Leaves Game

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    Our beautiful Wee Gallery count to 10 leaves puzzle is a great way for your little ones to challenge themselves and explore numbers. Using the coun...

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  • Wee Gallery Count To 10 Ladybugs Game

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    Our beautiful Wee Gallery count to 10 ladybug puzzle is a great way for your little ones to challenge themselves and explore numbers. Using the cou...

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  • Wee Gallery Bamboo Alphabet Wooden Blocks

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    With 26 sturdy blocks in total, this is a perfect Montessori activity to help little ones to learn their alphabet. This alphabet block set will enc...

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  • Wee Gallery Beginner Puzzles - Dino

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    Our Wee Gallery dino puzzles are a great activity for your little ones as it's fun and will keep them busy. In this dino puzzle set it includes ste...

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  • Wee Gallery 12 Piece Woodland Village Game

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    Our Wee Gallery 12 piece woodland village game is great for imaginative play for your little one, it will keep them busy having fun whilst developi...

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  • Hape Master Workbench - 35 Pieces

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    Hape’s master workbench is a perfect gift for your child's first workbench. It will keep your children busy for hours as there are so many activiti...

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  • Hape Dynamo Dominoes, 107PCs

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    With Hape's dynamo dominos game you have 100 pieces of colourful blocks to create something amazing with your friends. There are so many ways to us...

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  • HABA HABA 3D Arranging Game Rainbow Cube 10 Pieces at £12.5

    HABA 3D Skill Game Rainbow Cube 10 Pieces

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    An eight-sided rainbow? Yes, you can make one of these with the Rainbow Cubes 3D arranging game. Children can lay them out in patterns or in a colo...

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  • Wee Gallery Wee Gallery Bamboo Numbers at £34.95
    Wee Gallery Wee Gallery Bamboo Numbers at £34.95

    Wee Gallery Bamboo Numbers

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    Our beautiful sustainable Bamboo Numbers offer a whole new way to explore numbers and counting. Thick and sturdy pieces will hold up to play. Pair ...

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  • TenderLeaf Tender Leaf My Forest Floor - 56 Pieces at £79.95

    Tender Leaf My Forest Floor - 56 Pieces

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    A beautiful wooden toy set by UK brand Tender Leaf, the My Forest Floor set is a leading toy for open-ended play collection. With 56 completely in...

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  • Tegu Tegu Travel Pals Magnetic Wooden Blocks 6 pieces - Whale at £37.9

    Tegu Travel Pals Magnetic Wooden Blocks 6 pieces - Whale

    Tegu
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    Travel Pals are made for travel, in the car, on the plane, and in the restaurant. These Tegu wooden blocks are perfecting at providing hours of fu...

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  • Tegu Tegu Pocket Pouch Prism Magnetic Wooden Blocks 6PCS - Sunset at £20

    Tegu Pocket Pouch Prism Magnetic Wooden Blocks 6PCS - Sunset

    Tegu
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    The Pocket Pouch Prism is the perfect introduction to the world of Tegu magnetic wooden blocks. It's the perfect toy for the purse, restaurant, air...

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  • Tegu Tegu 14-Piece Set Magnetic Wooden Blocks Classics - Tints at £30

    Tegu 14-Piece Set Magnetic Wooden Blocks Classics - Tints

    Tegu
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    The 14-Piece Set is an introductory building set, perfect for getting to know and love the Tegu magnetic wooden block system. Ages 1 Years+.  FEATU...

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  • Tegu Tegu Magnetic Floating Stacker for Baby and Toddler 11 pieces at £26.99

    Tegu Magnetic Floating Stacker for Baby and Toddler 11 pieces

    Tegu
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    Tegu Baby & Toddler toys are the perfect entry-point to the wondrous world of Tegu. Specifically designed for the little hands and budding ima...

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  • Classic World Classic World Stacking Rings Flower Garden at £23.95

    Classic World Stacking Rings Flower Garden

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    Inspire future little gardeners with this classic wooden toy, it even comes with a watering can! Use imagination and creativity to mix and match t...

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  • Wee Gallery 6 Piece Wooden Tray Puzzle Set - Woodland Animals

    Wee Gallery
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    This 6 piece Wooden Tray Puzzle set is a great way to mix fun with developing problem solving skills. This Woodland themed puzzle teaches your chil...

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  • Wee Gallery Christmas Ornament Lacing Card Set

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    Your little one will enjoy developing their fine motor skills with this Christmas themed lacing card set. Printed on a thick, sturdy board, they ar...

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  • Wee Gallery 24 Piece Floor Puzzle - Wild Life

    Wee Gallery
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    This fun and colourful puzzle is made up of 24 pieces and will keep your child engaged for hours. With this activity your child can work independen...

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  • Wee Gallery Wee Gallery Lacing Cards - Jungle Animals at £19.95

    Wee Gallery Lacing Cards - Jungle Animals

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    Dress up these adorable jungle animals in color with our fun and educational Lacing Cards featuring Wee Gallery's signature hand illustrated charac...

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What are Montessori Toys?

Montessori toys promote independence, language development, and learning through exploration and discovery. The Montessori philosophy emphasises discovering the world through one’s own experience, and the toys are designed to promote this type of play. 

What Montessori Toys Are and How They Work

Montessori toys are specially designed toys that engage a child’s senses and encourage hands-on learning. Most are made from natural materials like wood or cloth, and they often feature lots of colours but simple shapes.

Montessori toys can also be referred to as self-correcting, meaning that the toys provide immediate feedback to the child so that he or she can learn from mistakes without adult intervention. For example, a puzzle with only two pieces that fit together will only allow the child to put the pieces together in one way so they will know immediately whether they have been successful or not.

The Benefits of Using Montessori Toys in Early Childhood Education

There are many benefits of using Montessori toys in early childhood education. Some of the most notable include:

  1. Helping children develop their fine motor skills. 

  2. Improving hand-eye coordination.

  3. Teaching them how to better concentrate and focus on tasks.

  4. Enhancing problem solving skills.

  5. Enabling them to learn about colours, shapes, and sizes through independent exploration.

  6. Encouraging creativity and imagination without adult direction.

  7. Promoting independence and self-confidence as children and encouraged to figure out the toys by themselves.

In addition, Montessori toys are typically very colourful and attractive, which can help to engage a child's attention and get them interested in educational play at an earlier age.

How to Select the Right Montessori Toy for Your Child

When selecting a Montessori toy for your child, it is important to consider the following factors:

- The developmental level of the child

- The interests and abilities of the child

- The purpose of the toy

Choose toys that are age-appropriate. Toddlers, for example, will be interested in toys that promote sensory exploration and discovery, while older children might enjoy toys that help them learn maths or science concepts. Additionally, look for quality materials and construction. Toys that are well-made will last longer and provide more opportunities for learning.

Popular Types of Montessori Toys

There are many different types of Montessori toys, but some of the most popular include puzzles, blocks, and educational games.

Puzzles are a great way to help children develop problem-solving skills and logic. Blocks can help with hand-eye coordination and spatial skills, while educational games can help teach children important concepts like counting, colours, and letters.

Ideas for Using Montessori Toys to Promote Learning and Development

First and foremost, remember that Montessori toys are designed to promote independent learning and exploration. So, don't hover over your child while they're playing with them or try to guide their play too much. Let them take the lead and figure things out for themselves!

One great way to use Montessori toys is to set up a series of simple, focused activities for your child to complete. For example, you might have them sort objects by colour or count out a specific number of balls. This helps your child stay engaged and focused on the task at hand.

Again, remember that the purpose of Montessori play is self-regulation so even if they stray from the task you have set, try not to intervene.  

FAQs

How are Montessori toys different?

Montessori toys are different in a few key ways. First, they're designed to promote self-directed learning. This means that they encourage kids to explore and discover on their own, without direct adult supervision. Second, Montessori toys are often constructed of natural materials like wood or cloth, which helps kids connect with the world around them in a more tactile way. And finally, Montessori toys often have multiple uses or functions, which challenges kids to find new ways to play with them each time. All of these factors work together to create an environment where kids can learn and grow at their own pace.

Are Montessori toys worth it?

The answer to this question really depends on your definition of ‘worth it’. If you're simply looking for toys that will keep your child entertained, then Montessori toys may not be the best investment. However, if you're interested in toys that will help your child develop important skills like critical thinking and problem solving, then Montessori toys can definitely be a great option.

What are the disadvantages of Montessori?

The disadvantages of Montessori education are primarily that it is a slightly more expensive approach to education, and that some children may not thrive in a Montessori environment if they require a little more guidance.