I've only ordered one thing from Etsy this week, but I've done a lot of looking around. I'm constantly drawn to handmade products and often to the textures of materials like wool and timber. Here are a few sweet wooden finds on Etsy that are suitable for a Montessori home, a couple of these puzzles (like the animal tracks puzzle) could work well in a classroom environment too!
- Short to Tall Sensorial Puzzle - This is so similar to the Short Tall Knob Puzzle which we've used in our home, but this one is a lovely natural (unpainted) timber.
- Animal Tracks Wooden Puzzle - I also love this wooden build a mushroom kit by the same maker.
- Natural Geoboard/Peg Board
- Butterfly Life-Cycle Puzzle - I've been seeing this puzzle everywhere!
- Natural Wooden Stacking Toy - I wouldn't give this to a child who is still mouthing things but I absolutely love the texture! This ships international for free. It also has lots of different timbers which is useful for nature study.
- Montessori Stacking Toy - Forget plastic stacking toys! This stacker is similar to the one above but it is really smooth.
- Wooden Ocean Puzzle Set - Includes the Coral Reef and Ocean Animals. This is more of a Waldorf toy but it's adorable! It's a puzzle but useful for pretend play.
- Natural Wooden Sorting Tray - Also by the same maker large tree/wood cookies, perfect for the nature table, nature/tree study or for beautiful displays, Australian made.
My children are now on school holidays and we are hoping to do a lot of baking this weekend, I'll save and share any recipes that work well for us! I hope you have a great weekend!