The 17 Best Montessori Materials

From number boards and geometric shapes to part of speech symbols and instruments, we've compared Montessori materials and selected the most tried and tested.

Maria Montessori's pedagogical approach is based on the assumption that children follow an innate path of psychological development . This development should be supported by a prepared environment and by suitable play and learning materials . Clearly presented parts of speech, auxiliary material for successful sentence structure, basic arithmetic and geometry or learning material about the time: Montessori materials are extremely well thought out and help children to learn successfully.

But be careful : some manufacturers use the good reputation of Montessori to sell low-quality learning materials at inflated prices under this name. Toys that have little to do with Montessori pedagogy can also be found under the term “Montessori toys”.

Here is an overview of which Montessori materials really promote the development of your children and what is important when choosing them . This is followed by a selection of popular play and learning material in the sense of Montessori.

Tip : The compact overview for Montessori children 's beds is available here.

Montessori toy checklist

  • Montessori learning material or toys convey content on mathematics, language, music, the senses and cosmic education.
  • For example, this teaching material is used for this: number boards / strip boards and beads for arithmetic, Montessori card files as well as the pink tower and the brown stairs for geometric representations and for training the senses and fine motor skills. Or the Montessori part of speech symbols for determining parts of speech. Musical instruments are also finding their way into the Montessori world.
  • High- quality processing of the learning materials is a basic requirement so that playing and learning with the Montessori material is fun. Toys made of wood are preferred by many parents and children due to their special feel - cardboard and plastic are not necessarily excluded as Montessori materials.
  • Montessori pedagogy involves free activity in a “prepared environment” , that is, an educational environment tailored to the basic human characteristics, to the specific characteristics of children of different ages and to the individual personality of each child . At the same time, this means that the materials are limited so that only materials that support the child's development and are age-appropriate are accessible . The age information should therefore be included in the purchase.
  • Maria Montessori particularly drew attention to the importance of bringing up young children. In general, the age of 0 - 6 years is of fundamental importance for a child's development. Accordingly, Montessori materials are also available for babies and toddlers , but of course also and especially for children of primary school age and beyond.

Tip : The best educational toys for babies and children are clearly arranged here.

Recommended Montessori learning material

Montessori toys and study materials should be selected based not only on age, but also on a child's preferences and current interests. Here is a selection of Montessori learning material for different interests and age groups.

What products do parents recommend?
The following selection takes five quality criteria into account: reviews, ratings, number of purchases, test marks and seals of approval.

Tip : Edumero also offers a high-quality selection of different Montessori materials.

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Montessori: Calendar Clock
Montessori: Calendar Clock
  • Playful learning: With the large-format GOULA calendar watch, toddlers learn the times and the calendar in a playful way!
  • The adjustable music box provides an initial understanding of times, days, months and seasons.
  • The calendar clock was made of wood, is very stable and designed precisely for the handling of small children.
  • There are two holes so the clock can be hung on the wall.
  • The dimensions of the music box are 44 cm x 44 cm x 3 cm and it is suitable for children from 3 years.
Amiispe: Montessori Sandpaper Letter Box
Amiispe: Montessori Sandpaper Letter Box
  • LEARN TO WRITE: The sandpaper letters guide the hand in writing as the child traces the letter shapes in the style and direction in which they were written.
  • EDUCATION: A sensory way to learn the alphabet. Helps the child understand the shape of the letter, which will be helpful when they are ready to start writing.
  • DURABILITY: We pride ourselves on our manufacturing process. All of our products are made from high quality materials. They are designed to withstand rough play and many ...
  • CONTAINS: 26 uppercase and 26 lowercase letters. Wooden box for storage.
  • SCENARIOS: Kindergarten, early intervention center, teaching aids for elementary school classes, interactive parent-child play toys, development of children's intelligence
Calculix: Montessori Premium number modules
Calculix: Montessori Premium number modules
  • The most realistic number modules at an unbeatable price - absolute premium quality and sustainability for an incomparable play and learning experience. 61 Components only available directly from ...
  • Building block design and teaching material for German math lessons and curriculum. Children can experience mathematics in a playful way and transfer what they have learned to school material.
  • Calculix design is crucial for the learning success of your child - With other number modules, digits are too abstract, so that children do not recognize the numbers. Especially for math newbies this is ...
  • Social, local and sustainable - we produce in Germany and the EU exclusively from sustainable, natural materials and FSC wood. We do not use paint, our wood is ...
  • Great accessories and teaching material for full learning success - with our large and small building blocks, the arithmetic frame for arithmetic up to 100 and the workbooks (all available soon) ...
F Fityle: Montessori pegging and sorting game made of wood
F Fityle: Montessori pegging and sorting game made of wood
  • Great toy to develop kids' skills, hand-eye coordination, sensor training, and math logic.
  • These sorting toys are early learning tools, educational toys for toddlers that encourage learning.
  • Note: There are Chinese and English in the product.
  • Including 1 sorting box, 1 box lid, 8 wooden sorting strips, 80 mini sorting cards.
  • Sorted into numbers, clothes, geometric figures, vegetables, fruits, animals, toys, school supplies, vehicles.
Homealexa Wooden Geoboard Set Geometry Board Montessori Wooden Toys for Children, Inspire the Imagination ...
Homealexa Wooden Geoboard Set Geometry Board Montessori Wooden Toys for Children, Inspire the Imagination ...
  • 【Educational Toys】 - Using Geoboard to learn all kinds of different 2D shapes in school and figure out factions, it's ideal to learn about simple shapes and more advanced concepts like ...
  • 【Challenge and fun】 - The geoboard comes with 18-piece geometric maps, 5 pieces of blank maps and enough rubber bands. The children can challenge themselves ...
  • 【Scientific Design】 - The Geo-Board is made of a wooden board with 64-piece nails. Each nail is designed as a tapered umbrella head pin to secure rubber bands in place ...
  • 【Robust and durable】 - All boards felt very firm and secure. Hold on well when you play with them. The rubber bands were also strong and won't break easily. (It...
  • 【Ultimate Gift Idea】 - Increase your child's self-esteem and find motor skills by completing cards or creating different shapes. This is a...
Montessori mathematics puzzle wooden toy for learning numbers with number fields and digits, colorful / natural ...
Montessori mathematics puzzle wooden toy for learning numbers with number fields and digits, colorful / natural ...
  • Learn visual learning with arithmetic fields and the numbers from 1-100 - decimal system recommended by experts for the early education and development of your child. The educational toy increases the ...
  • Education: Get better grades in school through early intervention for your child. Helps to prepare for school / first grade / elementary school / preschool / kindergarten. Your child learns the numbers from 1 ...
  • Have fun: playful learning with numbers, shapes, colors and mathematical digits. The abacus promotes your child's intelligence and is fun for every child! Educational game by ...
  • Environmentally friendly material: wooden fields for arithmetic. The wooden toy is very stable and child-friendly Montessori material. With the children's toy set mathematical arithmetic tasks ...
  • Recommendation: The material has been tested by TÜV Rheinland for the European CE and EN71 regulations and is certified. The calculation box is suitable for everyone from 3 years or older. The...
HellDoler Wooden Puzzles Geometric Jigsaw Puzzle 155 Pieces Building Blocks Montessori Toys Graphic Classical ...
HellDoler Wooden Puzzles Geometric Jigsaw Puzzle 155 Pieces Building Blocks Montessori Toys Graphic Classical ...
  • SAFE MATERIAL: All parts are made of safe and environmentally friendly material, durable and environmentally friendly. Each edge has a circular arc design. It is smooth, burr-free ...
  • CREATIVITY AND FUN: These wooden pattern blocks offer your children a creative and entertaining opportunity to explore and understand geometric shapes, dimensions and spatial relationships ...
  • MULTIFUNCTIONAL TOYS: Wooden puzzle is a fun and creative way for your children to explore shapes and colors. To train hand-eye coordination and the imagination of ...
  • GREAT GIFT: keep the kids creative and happy, perfect gift for Christmas, birthday. Recommended age: 3+
  • BEST VALUE: Wooden puzzles contain 155 geometric shapes, 24 design cards and 1 storage bag. Different mold blocks for making many different patterns. From simple to ...
Montessori screw boards, set of 3 for learning to screw Exercises in everyday life
Montessori screw boards, set of 3 for learning to screw Exercises in everyday life
  • Fine motor skills learning material for children from 4 years
  • Promote hand motor skills and sensitivity
  • Practice using tools and screws
  • get to know different types of screws
  • use different screw techniques
Swing exercises, set of 4, Montessori material for graphomotor skills and pen holding
Swing exercises, set of 4, Montessori material for graphomotor skills and pen holding
  • Support with the first writing movements
  • Promote eye-to-hand coordination
  • Find out your writing hand and handedness
  • Train fine motor skills of the hands
  • Montessori material for children from 3 years to practice swing exercises
Ulysse 3865 'Multiplication Table Toy
Ulysse 3865 "Multiplication Table Toy
  • Multiplication table
  • Addition table based on 10 digits. The result of the operation is on the back of each cube as well as on the table background
  • With a cotton bag to store the pieces after opening.
  • Country of origin: - China
LINEX 400065105 learning set basic set 'Counting and arithmetic', decimal system 121 parts, arithmetic cube made of recycled ...
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LINEX 400065105 Learning set basic set "Counting and arithmetic" Decimal system 121 parts, arithmetic cube made of recycled ...
  • Better understanding of the following areas: decimal system, addition, subtraction, numbers, percentages and counting.
  • Students are stimulated to better understand these abstract concepts by seeing, touching and comparing physical unit, tens, hundreds and thousands models ...
  • Contains 121 parts
  • For pre-school / primary school level
  • Including instructions
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small foot 1136 wooden arithmetic sticks, for learning the small 1x1, 300 colored sticks in a box, from 5 ...
small foot 1136 wooden arithmetic sticks, for learning the small 1x1, 300 colored sticks in a box, from 5 ...
  • Playful arithmetic learning aid, for preschool children but also good for beginners and the school cone
  • The colorful chopsticks simplify mathematical understanding visually by comparing sizes
  • Incl. 300 colorful sticks that can be safely and comfortably stowed in the lockable box
  • Made from sturdy wood
  • Dimensions: 32 x 18 x 3.5 cm
The 17 Best Montessori Materials

Montessori pearl set for multiplication

A wooden sorting box with 60 colored pearl sticks from 1 to 9 as well as 110 tens sticks. Schoolchildren from the age of 6 can use this to show the multiplication tables graphically.

159.00 EUR

Part of speech researcher according to Montessori
Part of speech researcher according to Montessori

Parts of speech are represented with symbols in Montessori: How a sentence is built up and which parts of speech it consists of can be learned particularly easily. The “part of speech researcher” with magnetic part of speech symbols (including 18 articles) is the perfect tool for this.
Suitable for children from 8 years .

>> Tip: also available from Edumero.de

Multiplication board according to Montessori with work card
Multiplication board according to Montessori with work card

A learning card index with 100 order cards (including self-check) and the Montessori multiplication board make mathematics no “child's play” - but help enormously in comprehending multiplying (and also dividing).
Suitable from around 5 years.

Strip board for addition according to Montessori
Strip board for addition according to Montessori

With this learning material, children learn to add clearly and easily in the number range 18 . The geometric representation of the arithmetic problem with the wooden strips makes it easier to solve the problem.
For children from 6 years.

>> Tip: also available from Edumero.de

Strip board for subtraction according to Montessori
Strip board for subtraction according to Montessori

The strip board for subtraction helps enormously when practicing in the number range 18 - especially the transition to tens is clearly shown and trained with it.
Suitable for children from about 6 years.

>> Tip: also available from Edumero.de

finally understand the time with a learning clock, 110 flash cards including self-control, Montessori learning material
finally understand the time with a learning clock, 110 flash cards including self-control, Montessori learning material
  • Setting the time with the preset minute hand
  • Setting the time with the specified hour hand
  • Learn to understand the times with Montessori material
  • Understanding the sense of the clock hands
  • Reset the clock
1,2,3 learn the clock with Montessori material, including a wooden learning clock and a large work file
1,2,3 learn the clock with Montessori material, including a wooden learning clock and a large work file
  • Learn to understand times with Montessori material
  • Montessori material Made in Germany for children from 5 years
  • Simple practice of times with self-control
  • set and read times
  • Learn to read the clock
Montessori screw boards, set of 3 for learning to screw Exercises in everyday life
Montessori screw boards, set of 3 for learning to screw Exercises in everyday life
  • Fine motor skills learning material for children from 4 years
  • Promote hand motor skills and sensitivity
  • Practice using tools and screws
  • get to know different types of screws
  • use different screw techniques
finally learn to understand the value of the decimal system with Montessori material
finally learn to understand the value of the decimal system with Montessori material
  • Clarify and understand importance
  • simple representation and execution of arithmetic tasks
  • Material for children from 5 years
  • Montessori material Made in Germany
  • Individual and group games for plus and minus tasks
Erzi Lying Eight
Erzi Lying Eight
  • Contains small balls!
  • Runway in the shape of a figure eight
  • In a particularly beautiful design
  • This article is quality work from Erzi.
edu fun 91101 Montessori wooden stairs brown educational learning toys for children from 3 years 10 elongated ...
edu fun 91101 Montessori wooden stairs brown educational learning toys for children from 3 years 10 elongated ...
  • Children's toys for playful learning for boys and girls from 3 years of age made of wood, developed for child-friendly early intervention Play and learn at the same time.
  • The 10 wooden blocks are designed as prisms of equal length with a square base of 0.7 cm - 7 cm, so each block is 0.7 cm larger than the previous one.
  • The learning objective is to distinguish the visual difference between sizes and dimensions, so that children learn better visual judgment by directly comparing the cubes
  • Due to the constant difference in size of 0.7 cm, different smaller building blocks can be joined together to form a larger one, which trains first math skills
  • This educational toy is certified according to E71 1,2,3. This is to give you the assurance that the wooden components are mechanically large enough for small children. We only use in Germany ...
Naturalich decimal board Montessori mathematics wooden toy for learning numbers 1-10 with number bar writing ...
Naturalich decimal board Montessori mathematics wooden toy for learning numbers 1-10 with number bar writing ...
  • Visual learning with calculation bars 1 - 10 recommended by experts for the early education and development of your child. The educational toy increases the child's mathematical understanding. The child...
  • Education: Get better grades in school through early intervention for your child. Helps to prepare for school / first grade / elementary school / preschool / kindergarten. The calculation aid stimulates both ...
  • With fun: playful learning with numbers, colors, shapes and mathematical digits. The abacus promotes your child's intelligence and is fun for every child! Educational game by ...
  • Environmentally friendly material: wooden beams in English for arithmetic. The wooden toy is very stable and child-friendly Montessori material. With the children's toy set arithmetic tasks ...
  • Recommendation: The material has been tested by TÜV Rheinland for the European CE and EN71 regulations and is certified. The calculation box is suitable for everyone from 3 years or older. The...
KESOTO 5X Montessori Knob Puzzle Animal Cards Flash Cards Cards Toys Wooden Toys for Children from 3 Years ...
KESOTO 5X Montessori Knob Puzzle Animal Cards Flash Cards Cards Toys Wooden Toys for Children from 3 Years ...
  • 5 Montessori Zoology Knob Puzzles. (Bird, fish, turtle, cricket and horse)
  • Great for maintaining hand-eye coordination in children and improving parent-child communication.
  • Language lessons can be done with these puzzles. For example: tail fin from the fish puzzle.
  • Excellent homeschool and teaching material.
  • 1 set of Montessori animal skeleton puzzles
Montessori Imbucare Box with Red Cylinder
Montessori Imbucare Box with Red Cylinder
  • This package enjoys Free Shipping to continental United States only, using USPS First-Class mail. It is not available for PO Boxes, APO / FPO addresses, International deliveries, Alaska and ...
  • We offer enough space for the purchased item items from the current description and condition for 30 days.
  • This material is delivered through the possibility of fitting objects with fetch.
Baoblaze Montessori Teaching Material Trinomial Cube Set Boys Girls Wooden Toys Gift
Baoblaze Montessori Teaching Material Trinomial Cube Set Boys Girls Wooden Toys Gift
  • Set of trinomial cubes, kids, kids learning algebra & math educational toys
  • Material: Beechwood
  • A cube is made up of 27 wooden blocks that fit together in a trinomial pattern, a concrete representation of the algebraic formula (a + b + c) 3 = a 3 + b 3 + c 3 + 3a 2 b + 3ab 2 + 3b 2 .. .
  • The factors of the equation are represented by the color-coded cubes and prisms. Younger children can use the trinomial dice as a sensory activity of visual differentiation of ...
  • Homeschool or school teaching materials

Books on the subject of Montessori education

Discover through play - Montessori material for children under 3 years: Action trays Action boards ...
Discover through play - Montessori material for children under 3 years: Action trays Action boards ...
  • Alexandra Richarz (Author)
  • 52 pages - 02/01/2019 (publication date) - BVK Buch Verlag Kempen GmbH (publisher)
Montessori education for the home: 200 activities for ages 0-12
Montessori education for the home: 200 activities for ages 0-12
  • Santini, CĂ©line (Author)
  • 288 pages - 07.10.2017 (publication date) - Anaconda Verlag (publisher)
Montessori pedagogy: introduction to theory and practice
Montessori pedagogy: introduction to theory and practice
  • Klein-Landeck, Michael (Author)
  • 160 pages - 09/27/2011 (date of publication) - Verlag Herder (publisher)

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1 GOULA - Calendar clock in large format - Wooden toys for toddlers - From 3 years GOULA - Calendar clock in large format - Wooden toys for toddlers - From 3 years Currently no reviews EUR 31.99 EUR 22.99
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Frequently asked questions about Montessori learning material

1. Which Montessori learning material is the best?

Under the term “Montessori material” learning toys are often offered that have little to do with the really well thought-out original learning material in the sense of Maria Montessori .
If you want to support your child in learning with real Montessori material , you will find a selection here . Including this learning material:

- Part of speech researcher according to Montessori: parts of speech and sentence structure clearly prepared - including magnetic symbols. For children from 8 years.
- Montessori multiplication board with work card: learning card file with 100 task cards (including self-assessment) and the Montessori multiplication board. Suitable for children from approx. 5 years .
- Strip board for addition according to Montessori: With this learning material, children from approx. 6 years of age learn to add clearly and easily in the number range 18.
- Strip board for subtraction according to Montessori: The strip board for subtraction helps when practicing in the number range 18. Suitable for children from about 6 years.
- Montessori set : Including Montessori card index in A5 folder, “Pink Tower” with 10 cubes, step bars up to 1 meter, “Brown stairs”. For children from 3 years.

2. From what age is Montessori learning material suitable?

Geometric Montessori material such as the "Montessori staircase" is suitable for children from 3 years . Mathematics learning material from Montessori, on the other hand, is intended for children from around 5-6 years of age , for example the Montessori multiplication board with work card or the Montessori strip board for addition . The word class researcher according to Montessori is suitable for children from 7-8 years .

3. Where can I buy Montessori learning materials?

A few years ago, original Montessori learning materials were only available in specialist shops. You can now order this learning material online from the teaching material online shop Edumero.de .


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