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Play invitations for children 2 - 3 years of age

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Grapat Nins, Grounds, & Coins

This colorful set provides another opportunity to explore color matching with your toddler, and it has the added benefit of imaginative play. Remove each Nin from their base and demonstrate replacing the peg person in their base. Model sorting each

Grapat Summer Set

This colorful set provides another opportunity to explore color matching with your toddler, and it has the added benefit of imaginative play. Remove each Nin from their base and demonstrate replacing the peg person in their base. Model sorting each

Heir + Loom First Jigsaw Puzzle

The Jigsaw Puzzle introduces new complexity with jigsaw shaped pieces. This new challenge provides great practice for your toddler's concentration and motor dexterity. Model disassembling the puzzle. Model assembling one piece with another. Describe

Mama May I Rainbow Peg People

This colorful peg set provides another opportunity to explore color with your toddler, and it has the added benefit of imaginative play. Remove each peg person from their base and demonstrate replacing the peg person in their base. Model sorting each

Nic Bird Stacker

The Stacking Bird from Nic is a more complex version of a traditional stacking ring. It incorporates representative shapes, color gradation and nesting into a very colorful and dynamic design. Consider demonstrating how to remove each bird from the

Nic Toskana Large Blocks

One of the most classic and versatile items in any playroom, this beautiful set of building blocks is the type that can be enjoyed at any age for many forms of learning and play. Give your child ample time to explore and create before introducing any

PlanToys Geo Lacing Beads

These Geo Lacing Beads are an incredibly popular material for toddlers in a Montessori classroom. Lacing provides toddlers repetition (which they tend to love) and these lacing beads have the added benefit of practicing manual dexterity. Model lacing

PlanToys Nuts and Bolts

The Nuts and Bolts set from Plan Toys provides your toddler a focused opportunity to work on their manual dexterity while exploring the concept of construction. Model how to unscrew the bolt from the nuts. Model how to screw the bolt into a nut

PlanToys Pounding Bench

Fine motor and logical thinking skills are developed with this active play set. Visual perception skills are also engaged as children use hand-eye coordination to hammer the pegs. Do not be surprised if your child is not able to successfully hammer

PlanToys Stacking Tree

The Stacking Tree has all the elements of a more traditional stacking ring with varying sizes with the added benefit of introducing color gradation. Model removing each of the tree branches. Model lining the branches up by size using language small

Sabo Concept Castle Building Blocks

One of the most classic and versatile items in any playroom, this beautiful set of building blocks is the type that can be enjoyed at any age for many forms of learning and play. Model sorting the blocks by color. Describe each shape in detail using

Tender Leaf Toys 3D Blocks

The Blocks used with their wooden base are a more progressive visual puzzle that challenges your child to consider the complete shape of an object. Consider demonstrating how to remove each of the blocks. Consider demonstrating how to return each of

Tender Leaf Toys Snail Whirl

The Snail Whirl goes from a more complex puzzle to interactive gear movements. Consider demonstrating how to remove each of the gear whirls from the snail base. Consider demonstrating how to put a gear whirl back on the snail base. Consider

Tender Leaf Toys Stacking Friends

This interactive stacking tree can be used for many different types of play including building, balancing and stacking or imaginative play as the figurines are incorporated into other types of play. Consider naming each figurine. Consider

Bajo Memo Set

The Bajo Matching Set includes 36 matched tiles that can be used for matching work or as a memory game. Place 3-4 sets of matches in a basket or on a tray and use them as a matching activity. Model the matching first. Keep the pictures in the same

Bajo 3ple Car

Children will enjoy experiencing the wonder of this 3-stack rolling car set. Each car has its own shape and size and can either be stacked to become a larger vehicle or played with independently. If your child needs support, consider modeling how to

Elm & Otter Sorting Bowls

This set is meant to reinforce knowledge of colors and to develop fine motor skills. This is a great sorting activity for younger children who are too small to handle smaller pieces while it can also serve as an open-ended toy for pretend play

Grapat Nins Rings & Coins

This beautiful and bright set of rings, coins and nins is a dynamic bundle that can be used in many different ways! Allow your child ample time to explore on their own before introducing any invitations. Consider inviting your child to help you sort

Haba Fox Stacking Game

While the Fox Stacking Game can be used as a basic stacking and balance toy, it also can be turned into an engaging multi-player game! Consider laying out all of the chips and take turn turning a chip over and placing that item on the balancing board

Kaspiland Elephant Nesting Puzzle

This beautifully designed nesting elephant puzzle is both a more complex puzzle as well as individual figurines for imaginative play. Consider demonstrating how to stand each of the elephants up. Consider incorporating into other active or

Mama May I Hide and Seek Peg People

These brightly colored "hiding" people are a fantastic addition to any play space. Placing the people in their coordinating hiding spots is not only a great fine-motor skill-builder, it also sharpens color recognition, and nurtures imaginative

Once Kids Eco-Bricks Color Plus 48 piece

Eco Bricks have the benefit of working with any existing Legos that you might have at home. An incredibly open-ended set of blocks, your child will likely begin building without any need for invitation. Consider modeling sorting bricks by color

Plan Toys Food & Beverage Set

Through imaginative play with the Food and Beverage Set children develop creative-thinking, communication and social skills. This set is compatible with any cooking or kitchen set to provide opportunities for role-playing as a chef or imaginative

PlanToys Gear Puzzle

The Gear and Puzzle combines the simplicity of a basic jigsaw puzzle with stacking and rotating gears. Quietly notice the gear and handle together. Only after giving your child time to investigate mention what you notice. Say what you notice as you

Tegu Magnetic 24-Piece Wooden Blocks

This modern twist on one of the most classic toys is bound to get your child's imagination ignited! We love the ability to practice building with the support of magnets providing a truly unique experience. Start by introducing 4-6 blocks and model

Tender Leaf Toys Cat memory

This matching set includes 16 matched chips that can be used for matching work or as a memory game. Place 3-4 sets of matches in a basket or on a tray and use them as a matching activity. Model the matching first. Keep the pictures in the same

Tender Leaf Toys Construction Site

This collection of construction vehicles is perfect to incorporate into imaginative play and use with other existing train sets or building toys you already own! Describe each truck using its accurate name (dump truck, front loader, excavator, crane

Wee Gallery Nesting Bird

This nesting bamboo bird combines a basic nesting puzzle with a stacking arch and can be used as a standalone item or with other household items and toys for more complex building and play. Line up each arch by size. Consider demonstrating how to

Wee Gallery Nesting Blocks

This stacking block set combines beautiful designs with varied size to encourage building, stacking and counting. Consider organizing the blocks by size horizontal on the floor. Consider demonstrating how to stack blocks to build a tower. Model

Elm & Otter Ice Cream Set

The Ice Cream Set from Elm & Otter comes with four flavors for imaginative play. We love the beautiful design and opportunity to expand their associative play (one of the six stages of play) where your child may play side by side with another child

Haba Palette of Pegs

The palette of pegs is an incredibly open-ended item with ample opportunity to sort, match and explore color and organization. While a very simple design, this set provides endless play! Consider removing pegs from the base and demonstrating sorting

Mama May I Make a Match (Forest Match)

The matching set includes 24 matched chips that can be used for matching work or as a memory game. Place 3-4 sets of matches in a basket or on a tray and use them as a matching activity. Model the matching first. Keep the pictures in the same

Mama May I Sensory Box

There are so many ways to use, play, and explore with the contents in this kit. A wooden box is the window to sensorial play and imaginative excavation. Let your child's creativity go wild with pouring, scooping, pinching, placing, picking, poking

Mama May I Shoot for the Rainbow

Shoot for the Rainbow combines rainbow arches and balls to create an incredibly open-ended play set. Part bowling, part croquette and part puzzle, this set can be used to explore movement, size and building and can be incorporated into other forms of

Nic Stacking House (all-in)

This unbelievably creative 3D stacking puzzle doubles as a doll house for small dolls, animals or peg people. Consider displaying this set alongside peg people, dolls or animal figurines to create an environment for imaginative play. Demonstrate how

Plan Toys Cooking Utensils

Through imaginative play with the Cooking Utensils children develop creative-thinking, communication and social skills. This set is compatible with any cooking or kitchen set to provide opportunities for role-playing as a chef or imaginative play

PlanToys Stand Mixer

The Stand Mixer Set provides incredible opportunity for role play while developing creative thinking, communication skills and fine motor skills. Allow your child ample space and time to explore creative, imaginative and solitary play. If you have a

PlanToys Classic Tea Set

This beautiful classic tea set is a fantastic material for imaginative play and for social interaction with your child as you have tea together. Include your child in making real tea. Allow ample space and time for your child to explore the

Sabo Alphabet Blocks

This timeless (the've been around since at least the 1600s) and classic Alphabet Block Set features upper case, lower case, words and animals to begin practicing letter recognition, sounds and words. It also doubles as a traditional block set for

Tender Leaf Toys Domino Game

This set includes all the fun of a more traditional matching dominoes game with the building and creativity of a garden pathway. This can be a fun introduction to games with your child or an open-ended tool for building. Consider demonstrating how to

Tender Leaf Toys Wooden Eggs

This egg carton will go well with any imaginative cooking or kitchen work your child may be engaged in. Include these with small bowls, spoons and other kitchen items for fully immersive imaginative cooking. Model "cracking" an egg. Demonstrate

PlanToys Gardening Set

The Gardening Set can be used in outdoor exploration of gardening. Skills developed: tactile exploration, gross motor skills and movement Parts included: 4 Gardening ToolsSafety: Children’s play should be monitored at all times. SKU ID: GASE-PT.

Mora Bowling Set

The Bowling Set can be used indoor or outdoor to explore bowling Skills developed: gross motor skills, concentration, cause & effect, movement, collaborative play Parts included: 6 Pins and 3 Balls Safety: Children’s play should be monitored at all t

Mora Bowling Set

The Bowling Set can be used for outdoor or indoor play. Skills developed: cause & effect reasoning, gross motor skills, collaborative play, movement Parts included: 6 Pins, 3 Wooden BallsSafety: Children’s play should be monitored at all times. SKU I

PoppyBabyCo Mushroom Tray

This sweet Mushroom Tray provides an opportunity to practice counting, sorting, and fine motor skills with your toddler, and it has the added benefit of imaginative play. Children's play should be monitored at all times. Parts included: 12 Mushrooms,

Bajo Wild Animals

BAJO Wild Animals is a set of animal figurines perfect for imaginative play in the savannah or the jungle. They are all made in solid wood and can be grasped easily. Children's play should be monitored at all times. Parts included: 11 Animal Figurine