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FAQ 2017-04-03T09:51:48+00:00

FAQ

Is Monti Kids a rental service? 2017-06-09T17:37:38+00:00

No. Monti Kids is for your family and you do not have to return it. Your children will continue to benefit from our toys for months and even years to come. Once your child outgrows their toys, you can opt-in to our Donation Program if you’re interested. This program brings early education to children in need. Just let us know and we’ll send you a free shipping label. Learn more about it here.

Where do you ship to? 2017-05-03T17:55:14+00:00
Shipping is free to continental U.S. addresses. There is a $20 per kit flat fee for orders to Alaska and Hawaii. We will be expanding internationally soon! If you’d like us to notify you once we’ve expanded, let us know what country you’re from by emailing us at [email protected]
Do you have a donation program for used Monti Kids toys? 2017-02-06T17:48:21+00:00

Yes! We partner with organizations to bring early education to infants and toddlers in need. Monti Kids provides you with a free shipping label to make donating easy. By donating your outgrown toys, you can make a difference in the lives of children while teaching your child about helping others from an early age. Learn more about our Donation Program here.

 

How do I introduce Monti Kids to my school? 2017-05-05T18:58:29+00:00

Monti Kids is excited to be partnering with schools around the country to help serve parent communities. As teachers ourselves, we greatly value our school partners. Contact us at [email protected] if you or your school is interested in working together or for fundraising opportunities. Click here to purchase materials for your classroom.

Do you have a Montessori certification? 2017-02-06T17:50:14+00:00

Our program and materials are developed by child development and early education experts who are internationally certified in Montessori education for ages 0-6, and hold Masters degrees in Education. Get to know our team here.

How are the toys chosen for each level? 2017-02-06T17:51:59+00:00

Our program is designed by child development and early education experts to meet your child’s developmental milestones. Each level is based on the accredited 0 – 3 Montessori curriculum that is used in schools around the world. Our team of experts have curated the toys in each level to build upon the skills your child is learning, with the appropriate level of challenge at each stage of development. Your child will have the best experience when the toys are introduced in this way.

How do I choose which level my child gets? 2017-02-06T11:41:54+00:00

We recognize that every child is unique. When you enroll in Monti Kids, we’ll help you determine which level is best for your child’s age and stage of development.

For how long can my child use the Monti Kids toys? 2017-05-05T18:54:41+00:00

While the toys in each level are introduced over a three month period, your child will continue to enjoy and learn from them for several months or years beyond that. They are designed to grow with your child, presenting new challenges as she develops.

If you’re thinking, “What am I going to do with all these toys?” our online guides explain how to organize your space to optimize playtime, including how many toys to keep in the play area at a time and when to rotate or retire a toy.

When your child has outgrown a toy, you can opt-in to our Donation Program to bring early education to children in need. Just let us know and we’ll send you a free shipping label.

 

Are Monti Kids toys safe for my baby? 2017-02-06T11:40:55+00:00

Monti Kids toys have passed all US safety testing for ages 0-3, including ASTM and CPSC. They have gone through rigorous testing with the leading third party safety labs. Of all toys in the US, only 4% are marked safe for children under 3, and most of these are plastic and plush. We have worked hard to design wooden toys that meet the highest standards of safety, quality, and educational value for your family.

How are Monti Kids toys different from other toys available in the market? 2017-02-06T17:55:07+00:00

Monti Kids toys are designed to meet your child’s developmental milestones and to provide just the right amount of challenge, without being over stimulating. They are based on the time-tested, research-backed Montessori method. Some unique aspects of our toys include:

– Isolation of difficulty: This encourages your child to practice his existing skills while tackling one new concept at a time, allowing him to challenge himself without getting overwhelmed.

– Progressive levels of challenge: Our toys are designed to grow with your child. As she learns, she will discover new ways to play that will stretch her skills. Our toys are introduced in sequence because they build upon one another.

– Control of error: Our toys include features that help children to self-correct. This encourages your child to repeat and gain the tremendous benefits of problem solving independently.

– Simplicity: Our toys are made of natural materials without lights, sounds and too many bright colors or patterns. This allows children to focus as they play without being distracted or overstimulated. Our toys are not built to entertain your child, but rather to engage his curiosity, creativity, and problem solving skills.

Learn more about the benefits of Montessori here.

What comes with my Monti Kids program subscription? 2017-02-06T17:57:27+00:00
Your Monti Kids subscription includes Montessori materials for your child and access to our exclusive online videos and articles created by our early education experts. There are 8 levels in the program. Each level includes:
  • 6+ Montessori toys designed to optimize development by providing just enough challenge without being over stimulating. All toys are manufactured by Monti Kids and meet or exceed all US toy safety standards.
  • Demo videos of each toy with instructions on the best way to introduce it to your child and to maximize its benefits
  • Toy Guides describing the educational principles and latest research about the skills your child develops by using the materials
  • Expert guidance to support your child’s development in the most formative years of learning
  • Our Montessori Parenting Series explains how to apply Montessori educational theory at home
  • Guidance and tips on setting up a Montessori play space at home
    You have access to the online guides for all of the levels you have purchased as long as your subscription is active.