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Our Favorite Montessori Finds at IKEA for Babies and Kids

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As a first-time mom, whenever my daughter entered a new stage or hit a new milestone, I would find myself researching toys, activities, and methods of play that would keep her engaged. Over the 21 months, my baby has turned into a walking, talking toddler with favorite toys, colors, and endless opinions.

Margot had just received her last toddler Montessori-style subscription box at around 20 months, and I found myself wondering what she’d play with next. For those of you who might be new to the Montessori method, it encourages setting up a child-centered space, selecting toys that promote open-ended play, and it can (and will) save your sanity when you find yourself stuck at home all day.

 

 

A few weeks before we began spending more time at home during this time, I took a trip to the children’s section in IKEA—an area of the store that I was admittedly unfamiliar with—where I found the most wonderful assortment of budget-friendly Montessori style toys and gear for almost every stage of childhood. The simple, wooden toys were perfect for us, so I picked up a few things for my toddler that happen to blend in perfectly with our home. Almost two years into motherhood, that is hardly a priority, but these toys are sitting in our living room, and I don’t mind looking at them.

These are toys and small furniture items that Margot is able to play with independently (with supervision, of course), and ones that I know she will love in the months and years to come.

 

 

Shop our favorite Montessori IKEA finds for babies and kids below! 

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Children's Table
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Deep Storage Bin
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Shallow Storage Bin
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Children's Stool
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Easel
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Assorted Colored Chalk
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Drawing Paper Roll
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Multi-Color Abacus
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Box With Compartments (2 Pack)
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Paintbrushes (Set of 6)
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Stamp Pens (Set of 6)
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Watercolor Paint Set
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Assorted Colored Paper
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24 Building Blocks With Wagon
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Wagon Walker
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Crane With Blocks Toy
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Wooden Storage Caddy
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Bead Rollercoaster Toy
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High-Chair With Tray
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Fruit Basket Toy (9 Pieces)
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Doll House
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Vegetable Basket Toy (14 Piece)
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Play Kitchen
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Play Utensil Set (5 Pieces)
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Train Set (45 Pieces)
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Toy Storage Bin With Wheels
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Play Tea Set (10 Pieces)
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