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Play invitations for little ones from birth to 1 year of age

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CUBOS Ring Rattle

This rattle is easily grasped, but will make a unique sound as baby moves it back and forth. The additional rings provide a point of interest as they move and make noise. Consider placing this items a few inches from your baby during tummy time to

Bajo Bird Rattle

This rattle is easily grasped, but will make a unique sound as baby moves it back and forth. Consider placing this item a few inches from your baby during tummy time to allow them to practice reaching. Children�s play should be monitored at all times

Heir + Loom Bell Rattle

This rattle is easily grasped, but will make a unique sound as baby moves it back and forth. Consider placing this items a few inches from your baby during tummy time to allow them to practice reaching. Care: Never submerge or rinse these toys in

Plan Toys Beads

Invite your baby to play with the Beads Rattle and enhance their fine motor skills and hand-eye coordination as a result! Sensory development is also stimulated as babies watch, listen to and handle the rattle freely. Made to fit tiny hands, all

PlanToys Roller

This beautiful roller can be used in many wonderfully creative ways. With opportunities for visual, auditory and tactile exploration, it is one of our absolute favorites for babies! Consider placing this item a few inches away from your baby on their

Sun and Co Gobbi Mobile

The Gobbi Mobile is meant to be introduced between 7 - 10 weeks in age. This aligns with their increased color gradation perception and offers a new shape and variety of colors to observe. Feel free to reintroduce the mobile throughout your child's

Sun and Co Munari Mobile

The Montessori mobiles are meant to be introduced progressively and the Munari is the first mobile in the progression. The Munari is high-contrast for babies developing eye sight and includes objects of different size, shape and pattern to ignite

Sun and Co Octahedron Mobile

The Octahedron Mobile is meant to be introduced between 5 - 8 weeks in age. This aligns with their early color perception and offers a new shape and variety of colors to observe. Feel free to reintroduce the mobile throughout your child's first six

Wee Gallery Acorn Play Mat

Baby will love this soft and cozy high-contrast Acorn Playmat with beautiful quilted details to stimulate tactile exploration. A generous size and fill make this a perfect surface for babies to explore upon. An attached crinkle toy leaf provides even

Wee Gallery Activity Pad

This modern activity pad keeps baby stimulated with its high contrast graphics and sensory features such as crinkle flaps, sounds, embroidery and pockets with hidden treasures. This toy is great for tummy time play! Consider modeling how to open and

Wee Gallery Black and White Cards (Gray)

Babies are fascinated with black-and-white designs. Right from the start, these art cards begin developing a baby�s visual perception. Introduce cards when your baby is awake and alert. Mount on the wall near your changing table, with tape that is

Wee Gallery Black and White Cards (Safari)

Babies are fascinated with black-and-white designs. Right from the start, these art cards begin developing a baby�s visual perception. Introduce cards when your baby is awake and alert. Mount on the wall near your changing table, with tape that is

Wee Gallery Black and White Cards (Yellow)

Babies are fascinated with black-and-white designs. Right from the start, these art cards begin developing a baby�s visual perception. Introduce cards when your baby is awake and alert. Mount on the wall near your changing table, with tape that is

Wee Gallery Crinkle Toy

The crinkle toy has a very stimulating fabric with a satisfying crunch. Your baby will probably love grabbing and holding this high contrast toy. Consider placing the crinkle toy in front of your baby during tummy time�just under their hands to help

Wee Gallery Taggy Ball

This sensory taggy ball with organic cotton shell is designed to delight your baby's developing senses. The high-contrast hand painted graphics grab baby's attention visually, while its textures and rattle provide tactile and auditory stimulation

Bajo Double Frogs

The classic pull toy has had a place in households for hundreds of years. As your child becomes mobile, they will practice their gross motor development as they balance and pull the double frogs. Model how to pull the frogs. Allow ample space and

Bajo Panda Stacker

This sweet panda is a classic ring stacker, reimagined in signature Wee Gallery style with a beautiful natural finish and Panda shape. Demonstrate how to remove the rings from the base. Demonstrate how to place a ring on the base. Consider

Cubos Circle Puzzle

Puzzles are learning toys that can be enjoyed at every age with increasing complexity. This introductory shape sorting puzzle starts with one simple shape (circle) but adds in the complexity of size discrimination. Model how to take the puzzle pieces

Cubos Square and Triangle Puzzle

Puzzles are learning toys that can be enjoyed at every age with increasing complexity. This introductory shape sorting puzzle starts with two simple shapes. Model how to take the puzzle pieces out. Understand they may not be ready to put the pieces

Cubos Wooden Shape Sorter

This classic developmental toy is designed with 4 distinct 3D shapes: sphere, triangular prism, cube, and parallelepiped. The shapes are designed so that the child has practice matching 3D shapes into the corresponding 2D holes: circle, triangle

Erzi Basic Shape Sorter

This classic developmental toy is designed with 5 distinct 3D shapes: sphere, triangular prism, cube, quatrefoil prism and rectangular prism. The shapes are designed so that the child has practice matching 3D shapes into the corresponding 2D holes:

Heir + Loom Graduated Ring Stacker

Our ring stacker is modeled after the traditional Montessori stacker (3 discs on a vertical dowel). Because the stacker only has three pieces, toddlers are able to easily see the concept of small, medium, and large. Toddlers are able to not only

Heir + Loom Horizontal Ring Stacker

This material helps children to develop hand-eye coordination and develops their grasp. This horizontal dowel helps develop a slightly different grasp than a traditional stacking toy, and it creates an added challenge for the child. The concentration

Mama May I Sorting Eggs

Placing the eggs in the coordinating cup is not only a great fine-motor skill builder, it also sharpens color recognition, and fosters imaginative play. Consider demonstrating how to remove the egg from the cup. Consider demonstrating how to place

Plan Toys Dino Car

The Dino Car is a great way to incorporate movement and focus for your little one at a time when they may become more interested in dinosaurs! Consider demonstrating how to roll the Dino Car on a hard surface. Consider demonstrating how to roll the

Plan Toys Shape & Sort

Your child will use fine motor skills and physical strength to push each shape through its corresponding space in the wooden platform. Each shape is the perfect size for little hands. After the blocks slide out from underneath the base, children can

Plan Toys Stacking Wheels

Children will enjoy experiencing the wonder of this 3-stack rolling car pull toy. Each car has its own graphically stimulating pattern on the wheels which changes in appearance when pushed or pulled. Product consists of 3 sizes of car which children

PlanToys Penguin Wheelie

The Penguin Wheelie is meant to spark your toddler's imagination and contribute to imaginative play and gross motor work. Model moving the penguin on a hard surface. Experiment with moving it on other kinds of surfaces. Incorporate penguin into

PlanToys Trio stacking

The Trio-Stacking combines the enjoyment of stacking rings pattern making. This provides opportunities to practice ordering, grouping colors and size relationship. Model removing the rings. Model stacking by color. Model grouping the rings by color

PlanToys Wautomobile

The Wautomobile combines the fun of exploring movement with the visual stimulation of colored water. This can be incorporated into imaginative play or as a simple motor activity moving the car around the home. Model how to roll the car on a hard

PlanToys Xylophone

This miniature xylophone has a fully wooden base and wooden keys strung like a swinging bridge. It can be used for musical play and developing hand-eye coordination. Let your child enjoy the hands-on process of toy discovery, manipulation, and

PlanToys Dancing Alligator

The Dancing Alligator is a wonderful gross motor toy that combines movement with a gentle clatter when pulled. Demonstrate how to use the string to pull the Alligator on a hard surface. Consider exploring how the Alligator moves on different surfaces

Tegu Swivel Bug

This Swivel Bug is a great introduction to cause and effect with the magic of magnets! It also features a gentle noise when the magnets click into place. An internal elastic cord lets children experiment with tension as they stretch and pull on the

Montessori Outlet Imbucare

This classic Montessori item is designed to help develop color discrimination, sorting and matching while also exercising hand eye coordination. Model how to remove the pegs from the base. Model how to insert the pegs into the base. Describe each of

Essential Montessori Bell and Ring Mobile

The Bell and Ring provide new opportunities for your little one to physically interact with their environment. This material allows them to explore visual, kinesthetic and auditory cues. Watch as your baby starts to intentionally reach for and

Heir + Loom Single Bead Rattle

This rattle is easily grasped from both sides, but will make a unique sound as baby moves it back and forth. The bead will also spin on the rod, which can be interesting for baby. Consider placing this items a few inches from your baby during tummy

Heir + Loom Bell Cylinder

This bell cylinder is a classic children's rattle that produces visual and auditory interest with the bell inside the cylinder. Once your baby can grip the sides of the cylinder they will begin to explore the cause and effect of shaking the cylinder

Nic Rattle Tree

This charming and colorful Nic Rattle Tree and Grasping Toy is perfect for small babies. The discs flex slightly on their elastic cord, providing a pleasant tactile experience and sound. Consider placing in your child's tummy time area and allow your

Plan Toys Beeping Ball

This simple ball doubles as a fun movement exploration and as auditory exploration with it's manual "buttons" that beep. It can start as a simple ball to roll and progress into a fine motor activity to explore pressing a specific area to elicit sound

Plan Toys Clapping Ball

This simple toy creates a soft clapping sound when rolled creating opportunities to explore cause and effect of motion and noise. The rolling clapper also provides opportunities to explore movement of rolling and grasping with bright colors and

Plan Toys Penguin Play

This adorable penguin has a weighted bottom that causes it to roll and tumble when pushed or moved. It encourages tactile exploration and cause and effect as your child interacts with the penguin. Consider pushing the penguin to demonstrate how it

Plan Toys Sensory Balls

This simple three-piece tumbling set introduces your baby to auditory visual and tactile experiences - providing opportunities to identify and differentiate between different sounds, movements and colors. Practice taking the blocks out of the bag one

Plan Toys Key Rattle

Keys are easy for babies to hold and are a favorite for exploration. These bright and colorful keys help baby's develop fine motor skills in a delightful way. Describe each of the colors using accurate language "blue key". Allow your baby time to

Poppyseed Play Play Gym

This raw natural wood baby gym is a simple design to allow your child to develop concentration, coordination and focus with the items that are hanging above them. It includes 4 hanging items for your child to reach for with their hands and feet

Wee Gallery Clutch Ball

Signature high-contrast hand painted graphics grab baby's attention visually, while varied textures provide tactile stimulation. Consider attaching a strap and hold above your baby from 3 months of age to promote visual tracking and development

PlanToys Triangle Clutching Toy

The Triangle Clutching toy is meant to provide babies an opportunity to focus on the visual and tactile shapes and colors as they begin grasping and exploring their toys. Consider placing the item just out of reach during tummy time to promote gross

Cubos Basic Puzzle

This simplistic yet elegant design is the most basic version of a shape sorter, with the 3 most fundamental shapes. The Cubos design is a precursor to puzzles and shape sorting and identification. Help your baby make the connection by first tracing

Cubos Permanence Box

Mastery of object permanence is one of the primary accomplishments during the first year of your baby's life. This skill helps your baby understand that objects still exist even when they are no longer visible. Model how to place the ball into the

Cubos Pincer and Palmer

This beautiful pair of objects assists a baby in the transition from an inborn reflex, the palmar reflex to a pincer grasp. Around 9-10 months, a baby MAY start to develop a pincer grasp. This motion is an important developmental milestone and one

Heir + Loom 3 Ring Stacker

These stacking toys are used in the Montessori classroom to aid the child in developing the proper grasp and hand-eye coordination. They are perfect toys to help the child begin to hone the grasp needed for writing and other fine motor activities

Heir + Loom Ball Cylinder

The ball cylinder is a classic rolling toy. The colorful balls and the soft jingling sound when it rolls combine to create the perfect toy for babies who are becoming more mobile. Model how to roll the cylinder. Model how to shake the cylinder

Heir + Loom Montessori Spinning Drum

The spinning rainbow drum is a classic Montessori material used to enhance tummy time and fine motor skills. Before baby can sit, he/she may push up and bat the drum to make it spin. When it spins, the colors make a beautiful pattern and the drum

Heir + Loom Square Stacker

The Square Stacker is a fantastic opportunity for your child to practice their fine motor skills and stacking while progressing to stacking and building with the cubes unassisted by the wooden base. Model removing the cubes from the base. Model

Heir + Loom Three Peg Discrimination

The 3 peg block is the perfect toy to follow the palmar block. Once your child has had some successes with removing an object and putting it back. they are ready for the skill of size discrimination! This block is simple: 3 cylinders of varying sizes

Mama May I Bamboozle

This classic set of Montessori learning tools is perfect for helping your baby practice critical fine motor skills including their palmer grasp (curling their fingers towards their palm around an object) and pincer grip (gripping an object between

Plan Toys Activity Blocks

The Activity Blocks from Plantoys are an incredible introduction to sensory stimulation and exploration. With auditory, visual and tactile blocks, your baby can begin to explore while also working on their fine motor skills. Consider bringing out 2-3

Plan Toys Baby Car

This colorful toy car has a flexible body that reacts to your baby�s touch. Consider pushing the car to demonstrate how it moves. Consider placing the car a few inches outside of your baby's reach to allow them to practice their intentional reaching

Plan Toys Mini Excavator

The Mini Excavator is meant to spark your toddler's imagination and contribute to imaginative play and gross motor work. Model moving the truck on a hard surface. Experiment with moving it on other kinds of surfaces. Incorporate trucks into

PlanToys Fountain Bowl Set

The Fountain Bowl Set can be used during water play to explore water movement through the holes in the bowls. Skills developed: tactile exploration, pouring, grasping, water play. Parts included: 3 Fountain Bowls. Safety: Children's play should be mo

PlanToys Creative Sand Play

The Creative Sand Play can be used during water and sand play to explore sensory experiences. Skills developed: tactile exploration, sensory processing, pouring, grasping, water play, building Parts included: 4 Sand Shapes Safety: Children’s play sho

PlanToys Colorful Rattle

The PlanToys Colorful Rattle supports palmar grip, visual and tactile exploration. Parts Included: 1 Rattle. Children's play should be monitored at all times. SKU ID: GRSP-PT-.