Montessori-inspired Gift Ideas for Tots & Preschoolers (Sunshine's Wish List)

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Sunshine's wish list is a little bit different than wish lists of her siblings this year.  It is 100% Montessori-inspired, per her request.  As we have struggled and experimented with how to help keep Sunshine regulated and successful throughout the day, we have discovered that she is at her best when she's learning, the Montessori way.  Whether it be practical life activities in the kitchen, hands on botany activities, or structured language and math learning activities, Sunshine loves them and craves more. 


1.  Montessori: Letter Work Board Book








1.  Montessori Cards & Counters (Purchased)



4.  Montessori: Number Work (Purchased)




1.  Learning Resources Primary Science Plant & Grow Set

2. Radio Flyer Kid's Wheelbarrow

3. Toysmith Kids Garden Gloves, Assorted Colors, Small

4. Montessori Wooden Flower Puzzle

5. The Tiny Seed (The World of Eric Carle) Board Book


1. Learning Resources Primary Science Lab Set (Purchased)

2. Learning Resources Primary Science Lab Gear (Purchased)

3. Learning Resources Primary Science Mix And Measure Set

4. Educational Insights GeoSafari Jr. My First Microscope

5. The Planets 101 (101 Board Books)

6. Clifford The Big Red Dog Kitchen Science Kit



1.  My Very First Book of Animal Homes (Purchased)

2.  Montessori Wooden Horse Puzzle

3.  Disneynature: Monkey Kingdom 2-Disc Blu-ray Combo Pack

4.  Safari Ltd Down On The Farm TOOB (Purchased)

5.  Schleich World of Nature Asian Animals

6.  Melissa & Doug Veterinarian Role Play Costume Set (Purchased)


1.  Small World Board Puzzle (Purchased)

2.  Montessori: Map Work Board Book (Purchased)

3.  Earth Exploration Kit from Montessori By Mom

4.  Kids Around the World Block Play People

5.  Leegoal New 7pcs Wooden Russian Nesting Dolls in Green

6.  World Playground CD


1.  Montessori: Shape Work

2.  6 Color Mixing Paddles - Montessori Materials Preschool Toys Art Supplies Science

3.  Mini Masters Boxed Set

4.  Crayola Fingerpaints Bold and Secondary Colors, 4 fl oz, 8-Count.

5.  Do A Dot Art Marker Rainbow, 6-pack

6.  Melissa & Doug Triangular Crayon Set, 24-Piece

4 comments:

  1. Wow! What an amazingly comprehensive list. I know my kids would agree with many of Sunshine's choices. Thank you very much for stopping by the Learn & Play link up! Your post is featured on Christian Montessori Network.

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  2. There are just SO many great educational gift ideas in this blog post! Thank you for this amazing resource!

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  3. It PAINS me to read this! LOL. I promise NOT to purchase any more toys/education or not this season as my house CAN'T accommodate them anymore LOL

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  4. I loved giving gifts than receiving one. It is because it feels great.

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