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:tonicathryn89

Welcome! I’m a first-time, stay-at-home Mum to Althea (born Jan 2017) and wife to Theo, a high school English Teacher and DR of American History. We moved from the UK to South East Asia 4 years ago and we now live in Singapore. My background is in Applied Child Psychology and Early Childhood Education. Prior to having Althea I was an Early Years Teacher specialising in the under three’s. And now I’m here, documenting this this little chapter of our lives at home together, doing things 'The Montessori Way'.

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