Tuesday, December 14, 2010

Montessori on Amazon.com

I'm an Amazon Addict, I fully admit this. Now that they've created Amazon Mom for junkies like me to get free Prime (two day) shipping, I'm unstoppable! Though most people probably have their holiday shopping completed by now, I wanted to share some items that I put on Ty's Wishlist, have purchased, or am simply in love with that are out of the ordinary (but wonderful) in my eyes! Doing a search with "Toddler" and "Montessori" will also yield many great results.

Nesting Sort and Stack Cubes. They also sell them in cylinder shape. They're wooden and non-toxic. Win, win! They're a little flashy with the designs on the board, my only compliant.

Kid-O Short to Tall Puzzle. Kid-O also sells a Narrow-to-Wide puzzle on Amazon. These are currently just a little over $10. What a deal!

Little Partners Learning Tower. This is my dream item on Tyler's Wishlist! It allows your child to work at the counter, sink and stove with you at the perfect height, and the child can easily climb onto it by themselves.

Radio Flyer Scoot-About. Metal construction, kid-powered, little ringing bell, no pedals that he's too young for...fantastic! He's getting this from his Grandma and Grandpa for Christmas. I can't wait to see him on it!

Melissa and Doug Latches Board. Wonderful for small motor skills, problem solving, and later independence.

PlanToys Shape Sorter. Identify shapes, colors and learn about fractions at the same time. I couldn't pass this one up! I disagree with the 3+ age rating on this toy, unless it's due to small parts.

One of the places I would really like to see would be one of the enormous Amazon.com warehouses! Not kidding. Any other Amazon addicts out there? Where do you find your materials?


  1. Are you handy at all? Ana White has a plan for making a $20 learning tower on her website. It hinges so it can be folded flat and put away! It's on my husbands "To Do" list!

    Enjoy your blog!

  2. Thanks for the info ED! I'm not sure if I'm handy or not, but I'm about to find out this week as I attempt to make my first Montessori toy with wood and my new Dremel! I will have to look up the learning tower for sure. It sounds neat!

  3. I have worked in an Amazon warehouse and my husband works there now. It kind of fueled my Amazon addiction because I always seen stuff I wanted to buy.

  4. Jessica, I have this crazy desire to take a tour of an Amazon Warehouse to see how huge it is and to see how in the world it's done! I ordered several items today from very different departments and they shipped in less than two hours. It amazes and delights me!

  5. I love this blog!! The flash up the top is awesome!!