The Montessori Method -- a method of child development conceived and developed by Dr. Maria Montessori -- provides a solid foundation for developing a child's life skills across a spectrum of areas from birth through high school. You can read more about Montessori at Wikipedia.
Montessori is not a system for training children in academic studies; nor is it a label to be put on educational materials. The Montessori Method is however a revolutionary method of observing and supporting the natural development of children. Montessori educational practice helps children develop creativity, problem solving, social, and time-management skills, to contribute to society and the environment, and to become fulfilled persons in their particular time and place on Earth.
The basis of Montessori practice in the classroom is respected individual choice of research and work, and uninterrupted concentration rather than group lessons led by an adult. Is is our belief that a variety of toys are available today that can help facilitate the Montessori Method whether it be in the classroom or home environments.
Below you will find just a sampling of the types of toys that can aid your child in their development.