From left to right: IKEA Nesting Basket & Dollar Store Ribbons; Wooden Tray and Bangles from Lazada with IKEA MULA Stacker; Dollar Store Balls and Home decorations; Dollar Store Silk Scarves; Dollar Store Soft Balls; The Manhatten Toy Company SKWISH Rattle and Teether; Dollar store wooden ball, plant basket and wooden box; Wooden car from the Tokyo Toy Museum Shop; Xylophone from Lazada

A lovely reader asked if I could share where I find our Montessori Friendly Materials, so I have put together a simple list of recommended places. Most of our Montessori friendly pieces are from IKEA. It is a great place for sourcing child-sized furniture, storage, rugs and mats, practical life materials and wooden toys. I find a lot of pieces for DIY Montessori Materials at Daiso (a Japanese two dollar store) and our Traditional Montessori Materials come via Lazada (Asia’s answer to Amazon). We have a number of non-toxic, eco-friendly wooden toys from Plan Toys and The Manhatten Toy Company and I would love to add some Grimm’s to her collection, along with some beautiful handmade pieces from Independent Etsy Stores.

IKEA Baby & Children 3 – 7

Beginning Montessori (Etsy)

Mama May I (Etsy)

Essential Montessori (Etsy)

Heirloom Kids USA

Pink Montessori (Amazon)

Amazon search: Montessori Infant

Amazon search: Montessori Baby

Grimm’s Toys (Available on Amazon)

The Manhatten Toy Company (Available on Amazon)

Plan Toy’s (Available on Amazon)

Hape (Available on Amazon)


Green Tones

Sarah’s Playsilks

Follow our ‘On Our Montessori Inspired Shelves’ series each week for specific materials and where to source them.

Please let me know if I’ve missed any of your recommended places!

Posted by:Tonicathryn

Hi, I’m Toni, Mother to Althea and former Under 3’s Early Years Educator. Originally from the UK I now live in Singapore. I created this little corner of the internet in order to document and share my passion for Early Childhood Education in the home and a gentle approach to parenting. You can find posts here exploring a number of different educational and parenting philiosophies including Montessori, RIE, Reggio and Waldorf and how I incorporate aspects of these into our home for a child under 3.

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