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Lost Arts: Crafting And Creating 101 From a very early age, my mother taught me how to crochet, knit, and quilt. These were crafts that had long since been lost over the years. To this day, I spend a lot of my free time quilting and crocheting. I've spent many years learning the tips, tricks, and techniques that let me make the most of the things that I create. When I learned how many different options and techniques were out there, I had to create this site. I hope that the information here helps you to learn more tricks for your crafts, or motivates you to take on a new project.




3 Types Of Toys To Create A Montessori-Based Playroom

The Montessori method is a type of learning that allows the children to guide themselves and learn at their own pace. Although there are types of schools that are based on the Montessori method, you can also incorporate it into your home by investing in toys that will help your child learn and grow at their own pace. So, what are a few types of toys that you can incorporate into your playroom? 

1. Big Building Blocks

Wooden or foam building blocks are a great way to encourage your child to play and interact with toys in a unique way. By having colorful blocks in your playroom, you can encourage your child to use their imagination to construct a city, a house, or anything else that their imagination can come up with. Additionally, the different shapes of blocks will help your child learn their shapes, sizes, and how shapes can interact with each other to form different shapes. If you have children of all ages, consider investing in foam blocks so that both babies and growing toddlers can use them safely. Children's big building blocks can be great toys to stock your playroom.

2. Stacking Toys

Another classic toy that can be used in a Montessori environment (especially for babies and young toddlers) is a set of stacking toys. Stacking toys are a fun way to help teach your young child sensory skills and the ability to grasp things. Whether you choose stacking toys that stack on a post or that you can stack individually, look for ones that are wooden and colorful. Once your child learns to grasp and stack them, they can then continue to use the stacking toys as they grow in order to make whatever their imagination can come up with. 

3. Weaving Toys

Weaving toys are a great way to teach your kids to put smaller objects inside larger objects and are also a great sensory tool. To start out in your playroom, you may want to get larger weaving toys that they can put inside of others. Then, as they get older, you can get toys with strings that they can weave inside puzzles or holes to help create some sort of design. 

Learning starts at home, and there is no better way for your child to learn than through play. Keep these three types of toys in mind when you are designing your Montessori-based playroom in your house, and remember that the best thing about these toys is that they can continue to grow with your child.