Montessori is a method of education that is based on self-directed activity, hands-on learning and collaborative play. Generally made from natural materials such as wood, wool, cotton or metal - Montessori toys connect children to nature and are generally safer to mouth, with the added benefit of being kinder to the environment.
Montessori toys are simple - they encourage children to explore and discover independently. Passive toys which require children to physically manipulate and incorporate them into their play have so many benefits for learning. Designed to teach one task or hone one still at a time, they can help children develop better concentration skills and longer attention spans, as well as encourage them to see an activity through to the end.