A blog about Montessori Learning and Wooden Toys.

What is Montessori?

Mari Montessori

Montessori  leanring is an approach to understanding how children learn in an holistic manner meaning the whole child. The approach to learning is the understanding that a child’s early years this being from birth to six are a time when they have the greatest capacity to learn. Montessori’s approach is children learn best by doing and that when they are happy doing they are self motivated and confident successful people. How does this style of learning help children to develop and grow?  The style of learning is to stimulate and encourage children to experiment. In a perfect world it should be a toy or place in which they can manipulate and control their own learning.

Why are wooden toys supported by Montessori’s

Approach To Learning?

montessori toys and leanring


Wooden toys generally stimulate learning, because there is no prescribed out come. The child is encouraged to experiment. A wooden toy, a child can feel, touch and manipulate, the child is in control of their own learning. Wooden toys give children the choice and opportunity to work/play independently within a group of friends. This is supported by Montessori’s approach to learning.


Types of Montessori Toys

wooden AbacusAn Abacus is a hands on tool, a classical abacus children can learn maths skills, colour and pattern recognition. Lots of children are kinaesthetic learners (practical learners). The visual of the abacus makes it easier for chidlren to understand counting, adding and subtracting. The children can practically move the beads and manipulate what they want to do with their learning.



wooden cutting vegetables

Our chopping fruit and vegetable set is is often a top seller because it encourages children to experiment, its a toy they learn to manipulate, helps them to develop their fine motor control and they take control of their learning at their own pace. Cementing those new skills.