Materials for Schools 2017-04-03T10:26:36+00:00

Materials for Schools

In a school environment, the Monti Kids curriculum and materials can help make the classroom experience even more valuable. We personally designed every single one of our manipulatives, inspired by the tried and true Montessori curriculum. Subtle improvements in the designs facilitate better support of the child’s developmental needs, and we provide peace of mind, since all of our products have passed the most rigorous safety testing here in the US for children aged 0-3.

 

Along with the purchase of the physical manipulatives comes a subscription to access our online curriculum, which includes research and educational underpinnings of our designs, and a demonstration video which clearly explains why and how to introduce the materials to the children. The curriculum can be used by experienced educators to enhance work in the classroom, for professional development of newer educators in effective teaching techniques, or even on a limited basis with parents to help support children’s developmental progress at home.

School Level One

School Level One Montessori materials and online guides

Developed for ages 0 months and older, the toys in Level 1 are designed to build and grow your student’s attention span, right from birth. You will be amazed as the baby focuses on the mobiles for long periods of time. These toys help to optimize cognitive and motor development by providing just enough challenge without being over stimulating. The Level 1 curriculum will teach you how to promote the baby’s language, motor, cognitive, and social-emotional skills. Through simple videos and articles, we will guide you through using the toys and laying a strong foundation for learning.

In Level 1, your student will:

  • Build concentration, focus, and curiosity
  • Develop gross and fine motor skills
  • Establish a strong base for language learning
  • Practice visual coordination and eye tracking
  • Discriminate colors
  • Be exposed to mathematical relationships
  • Gain body awareness
  • Transition from involuntary to intentional reaching, grasping, and kicking
  • Explore gravity and cause and effect

Level One includes:

  • Munari Mobile
  • Octahedron Mobile
  • Gobbi Mobile
  • Crochet Ring
  • Grasping Toy
  • Dancers Mobile
  • Batting Ball
  • Grasping Ring
  • Hanging Discs
  • Kicking Ball
  • Activity Gym (for mobile use)
  • Level 1 online curriculum

School Level Two

School Level Two Montessori materials and online guides

Children’s hands are their best tools for exploration and learning. The toys in Level 2 help children ages 3 months and older to gain control and mastery of their hands. These toys help to optimize cognitive and motor development by providing just enough challenge, without being over stimulating. The Level 2 curriculum will teach you how to promote your student’s language, motor, cognitive, and social-emotional skills. Through simple videos and articles, we will guide you through using the toys and laying a strong foundation for learning.

In Level 2, your student will:

  • Build concentration, focus, and curiosity
  • Develop fine and gross motor skills
  • Establish a strong base for language learning
  • Strengthen core muscles and limbs in preparation for crawling
  • Engage in sensory play that encourages exploration
  • Transition from involuntary to intentional reaching and grasping
  • Explore cause and effect
  • Be exposed to mathematical and scientific relationships
  • Boost early literacy and spatial reasoning
  • Begin independent eating and establishing a healthy relationship with food

Level 2 includes:

  • Wooden Book
  • Square Rattle
  • Grasping Cylinders
  • Interlocking Discs
  • Hex with Balls
  • Teether Ball
  • Cube Rattle
  • Interlocking Rings
  • Dolio
  • Cylinder Rattle
  • First Blocks
  • Dining Set
  • Level 2 online curriculum

School Level Three

School Level Three Montessori materials and online guides

As children ages 6 months and older gain the ability to move their body, they can engage in more self-directed learning. The toys in Level 3 help to develop your student’s locomotion while building cognitive skills. These toys help to optimize development by providing just enough challenge, without being over stimulating. The Level 3 curriculum will teach you how to promote your student’s language, motor, cognitive, and social-emotional skills. Through simple videos and articles, we will guide you through using the toys and laying a strong foundation for learning.

In Level 3, your student will:

  • Build concentration, focus, and curiosity
  • Develop fine and gross motor skills
  • Boost language skills
  • Refine visual coordination
  • Engage in sensory play that encourages exploration
  • Strengthen core muscles and limbs in preparation for crawling
  • Establish the cognitive milestone of object permanence
  • Experiment with trial and error and problem solving
  • Develop early spatial reasoning
  • Grow their sense of initiative and determination

Level 3 includes:

  • Spinning Drum
  • Rolling Drum
  • Basket with Balls
  • Object Permanence Box
  • Rocking Stacker
  • Shape Fitting
  • Level 3 online curriculum

School Level Four

School Level Four Montessori materials and online guides

When given developmentally appropriate materials, children at this stage can engage in more independent play for longer periods. The Level 4 toys are designed for ages 9 months and older to teach important concepts that lay the foundation for more complex work. They help to optimize development by providing just enough challenge, without being over stimulating. The Level 4 curriculum will teach you how to promote your student’s language, motor, cognitive, and social-emotional skills. Through simple videos and articles, we will guide you through using the toys and laying a strong foundation for learning.

In Level 4, your student will:

  • Build concentration, focus, and curiosity
  • Develop fine and gross motor skills
  • Boost language skills
  • Practice visual coordination and eye tracking
  • Establish the cognitive milestone of object permanence
  • Practice a full sequence of work involving a beginning, middle, and end
  • Experiment with gravity and cause and effect
  • Develop early spatial reasoning and improve working memory
  • Use a beginning pincer grasp to strengthen the hand for writing
  • Be exposed to mathematical and scientific relationships
  • Experiment with problem solving and planning ahead
  • Grow their sense of initiative and determination

Level 4 includes:

  • Object Permanence Box 2
  • Push Balls
  • Stable Stacker
  • First Puzzles
  • Peg Box
  • Tracker
  • Level 4 online curriculum

School Level Five

School Level 5 Montessori materials and curriculum

Children learn most when they are concentrating, focusing both their mind and body on a developmentally appropriate activity. The Level 5 toys are designed for ages 15 months and older to deeply engage your student and promote repetition to extend these periods of concentration. They help to optimize development by providing just enough challenge, without being over stimulating. The Level 5 curriculum will teach you how to promote your student’s language, motor, cognitive, and social-emotional skills. Through simple videos and articles, we will guide you through using the toys and laying a strong foundation for learning.

In Level 5, your student will:

  • Build concentration, focus, and curiosity
  • Develop fine and gross motor skills
  • Boost language skills
  • Experiment with problem solving and planning ahead
  • Develop early spatial reasoning and improve working memory
  • Refine visual coordination and eye tracking
  • Be exposed to mathematical and scientific relationships
  • Develop pincer grasp to strengthen the hand for writing
  • Practice a full sequence of work involving a beginning, middle, and end
  • Grow their sense of initiative and determination

Level 5 includes:

  • Pull Toy
  • Multi-Shape Puzzles
  • Curved Dowel
  • Box with Bins
  • Coin Box
  • Mailbox
  • Level 5 online curriculum

School Level Six

School Level 6 Montessori materials and curriculum

While playing with the toys in Level 6, your student will make independent discoveries that lead to deep learning. These toys are designed for ages 17 months and older to optimize development by providing just enough challenge, without being over stimulating. The Level 6 curriculum will teach you how to promote your student’s language, motor, cognitive, and social-emotional skills. Through simple videos and articles, we will guide you through using the toys and laying a strong foundation for learning.

In Level 6, your student will:

  • Build concentration, focus, and curiosity
  • Develop fine and gross motor skills
  • Boost language skills
  • Develop early spatial reasoning and improve working memory
  • Be exposed to mathematical and scientific relationships
  • Experiment with problem solving and planning ahead
  • Develop sensory discrimination
  • Refine pincer grasp to strengthen the hand for writing
  • Practice a full sequence of work involving a beginning, middle, and end
  • Grow their sense of initiative, motivation, and self-confidence
  • Exercise executive function, which is among the greatest predictors of success in school and life

Level 6 includes:

  • Shapes on Pegs
  • Bolt Board
  • Language Set
  • Motor Planning Box
  • Bead Stringing
  • Sorting
  • Level 6 online curriculum

School Level Seven

School Level 7 Montessori materials and curriculum

The toys in Level 7 are designed for ages 19 months and older to engage children in longer periods of educational play, while growing their independence. These toys optimize development by providing just enough challenge, without being over stimulating. The Level 7 curriculum will teach you how to promote your student’s language, motor, cognitive, and social-emotional skills. Through simple videos and articles, we will guide you through using the toys and laying a strong foundation for learning.

In Level 7, your student will:

  • Build concentration, focus, and curiosity
  • Develop fine and gross motor skills
  • Boost language skills
  • Build early literacy, math, and science skills
  • Develop early spatial reasoning and improve working memory
  • Experiment with problem solving and planning ahead
  • Refine pincer grasp to strengthen the hand for writing
  • Practice a full sequence of work involving a beginning, middle, and end
  • Learn to dress independently
  • Experiment with cause and effect and predicting consequences
  • Grow their sense of initiative, motivation, self-confidence, and a growth mindset
  • Exercise executive function, which is among the greatest predictors of success in school and life

Level 7 includes:

  • Push Toy
  • Dressing Frames
  • Cylinder Drop
  • Baking Set
  • Ring Slide
  • Lacing
  • Level 7 online curriculum

School Level Eight

School Level 8 Montessori materials and curriculum

The toys in Level 8 are designed for ages 25 months and older and introduce complex concepts and allow children to express their creativity. These toys optimize development by providing just enough challenge, without being over stimulating. The Level 8 curriculum will teach you how to promote your student’s language, motor, cognitive, and social-emotional skills. Through simple videos and articles, we will guide you through using the toys and laying a strong foundation for learning.

In Level 8, your student will:

  • Build concentration, focus, and curiosity
  • Develop fine and gross motor skills
  • Boost language skills
  • Build early literacy, math, and science skills
  • Express imagination and creativity
  • Develop early spatial reasoning and improve working memory
  • Experiment with problem solving and planning ahead
  • Refine pincer grasp to strengthen the hand for writing
  • Practice a full sequence of work involving a beginning, middle, and end
  • Experiment with cause and effect and predicting consequences
  • Develop sensory discrimination
  • Grow their sense of initiative, motivation, self-confidence, and a growth mindset
  • Exercise executive function, which is among the greatest predictors of success in school and life

Level 8 includes:

  • Peg board
  • Fabric Winder
  • Fraction Circles
  • Gluing Set
  • Mystery Bag: Classified
  • Mystery Bag: General
  • Mystery Bag: Matching
  • Level 8 online curriculum