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Stacking and Pegging Toys for Montessori Toddlers - for Coordination and Hand Development

Peg toys for Montessori toddlers 12-36 months at How we Montessori

One of our most used toys is the stacking and pegging board. Both Otis and Otto have loved them from around 14 months, once they could comfortably sit unaided and use two hands together in a coordinated way. Some pegging toys are harder to use as the pegs click together, others slot into each other easily.

I have found them to be toys that last, they remain popular for over a year, perhaps even two years. They are initially a challenge as the child has to work really hard to put the pegs together. Then later it is fun as the child stacks them as high as they can and perhaps uses them more for construction, building-type activities. They can also be used for colour language/matching/sorting work and patterning!!

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It's wonderful to watch the young toddler begin to use the pegs and master their own movements, you can see how they use their little hands to handle, grip and push the pegs in the right way. It's little activities like this that help to strengthen the hand and prepare the hand for writing. Helping the child master their own movements can impact all of their day-to-day activities like buttoning a shirt or pouring a drink, it's cumulative, the more they do it the better at it they become. 

How we Montessori Peg boards for Montessori toddlers 12-36 months

If you are in the UK the Jumbo Peg Board Set at Absorbent Minds also looks good. Please remember to supervise the child and observe safety warnings/age restrictions on all toys and materials, many stacking and pegging toys have small parts, age recommendations and safety testing varies greatly from product to product. 

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