Christmas gifts for kids

Christmas is a special time of year for most children - a time that many look forward to with great anticipation, counting down the days until the holiday and, of course, the presents! Parents and caregivers have a choice when it comes to selecting gifts for children: they can opt for gifts that are simply meant to be fun and entertaining, or they can choose gifts that entertain while promoting learning.

This year, choosing gifts for our children is more important than ever because of the unprecedented outbreak of Covid-19 and the disruption it has caused to our lives, especially our children's education. The closure of schools and nurseries has meant that young children and kindergartners have spent much of their relatively short lives under lock and key. By offering educational toys, children are given the opportunity to learn and enjoy themselves at home.

 

The right kind of Christmas gifts for children, especially eco-friendly gifts for kids will help boost their self-esteem, enhance their cognitive skills and stimulate their creativity, as well as develop strength and dexterity.

 

Babies 0 - 12 months

From 0 to 1 year of age, babies absorb a wealth of information from the world around them. At around 3 months of age, they begin to take an interest in their toys and surroundings, often showing a preference for bright colors, interesting patterns, and reflective surfaces. Cognitive skills at this stage are developed primarily through observation. Toys must be 100% safe and made of suitable materials that have no sharp corners and that the baby can safely put in its mouth - because with the onset of the first teeth and the step into toddlerhood, babies begin to put everything and anything in their mouths.

 

Recommended eco-friendly Christmas gifts for kids

Wooden mushrooms will remind you of funny days and will become good scenery for role-plays. Put them in the secret corners all over the room, give your children baskets and send them to pick up the mushrooms. These mushrooms look like guests from another planet.

MORE DETAILS:

  • Completely handmade
  • Material: natural wood
  • Coated with health-friendly paint without the use of lacquer
  • Size: Amanita 13 х 13 х 19 cm, Mushrooms 26 х 18 х 9,6 cm

Game set - Mushroom meadow

 

The beautifully coloured swing lets you decorate any children's room and play area. With its playful colours, it invites children to play. With various twists and turns, it easily converts into a climbing frame, a toy counter, a fun colourful shelter, a child's bench. Thanks to the handles on both sides, two children can swing on them at the same time.
This toy will also become a stylish and indispensable accessory in any interior.

DETAILS:

  • Material: Wood
  • Dimensions: 85 x 43,5 x 40 cm
  • Hand-finished, pleasant to the touch, all edges are rounded

Rainbow Swing 5-in-1 Hand-finished

 

12 months +

At 12 months and older, children engage playfully and physically with their toys. They are now able to hold the toy properly and can learn to manipulate it and perform simple functions. The educational toy at this stage should encourage interaction and be designed to stimulate the child's imagination, encourage creative play and exploration and problem solving.

 

Recommended eco-friendly Christmas gifts for kids

This climbing triangle is a true multi-talent of an exercise toy that sets no limits for the creativity of young climbing pros! Even younger children can use the triangle for their first attempts at standing up, while older children can climb up the rungs and build additional caves, tunnels, bridges, and houses. 

DETAILS:

  • Material: Wood
  • Dimensions: 78 x 67 x 60 cm
  • Can be stored in a space-saving way when play is finished

Pikler Triangle

Large stacking tower with wow effect. It is even more interesting to play with so many rings. It will hold a child's attention for a long time.
The pyramid can be assembled correctly, neatly by size and gradient, or you can turn it upside down and assemble in the form of a tornado, or even chaotically. Your child determines the rules of the game.

MORE DETAILS:

  • Completely handmade
  • Material: natural wood
  • Coated with health-friendly paint without the use of lacquer
  • There are 16 rings and none of the shades are repeated.
  • We have kept the wood pattern and colored the rings in natural calm shades of beige, gray, pink, green and brown.
  • Size: 25  х 12 х 12 cm

 

Large Stacking tower

2+ years

At age 2, children are officially referred to as toddlers - there is a lot to learn through play at this stage. A broader range of vocabulary can be achieved through exposure to a variety of toys that relate to daily life and objects. Toys can provide structured engagement for the 2+ year old and help improve balance, coordination, problem solving, creative thinking, and poise.

 

Recommended eco-friendly Christmas gifts for kids

The workbench is also universal. As your child grows, you can remove the back panel and change the top shelf.
The workbench can be used as a shelf for books, photos or other items.
The product is made of safe, environmentally friendly materials recommended for use in the manufacture of children's furniture and toys.

DETAILS:

  • Material: Wood
  • Dimensions: 90 x 76 x 34 cm
  • Can be stored in a space-saving way when play is finished

Workbench

A dream come true for small chefs. In this modern kitchen, your child can cook, bake and wash up, just like the master chefs on TV, and let the family taste the new, yummy recipes.
When your child grows up, removing the back panel and changing the upper shelf, the Toy kitchen can be used as a shelf for books, photos or other items that you or your child wants to display.

DETAILS:

  • Handmade
  • Material: massive beech wood, birch plywood, water based lacquer
  • Dimensions: 85 х 76 х 34 cm

Toy kitchen

3+ years

At the age of 3, the child leaves the toddler stage - its physical and emotional development is of great importance as the child becomes increasingly independent. The 3-year-old child is learning at a rapid pace, and the role of play is essential to this stage and the child's educational development. Toys that stimulate and encourage social development are extremely useful, such as dollhouses, kitchens, etc. These toys can be played with interactively to encourage taking turns and other social skills. Operating or construction toys can help improve hand-eye coordination, develop dexterity, strength, spatial awareness and planning skills, in addition to providing entertainment.

 

Recommended eco-friendly Christmas gifts for kids

Play in the big pavilion tent where it is room for you and all of your friends. Roll up the sides and invite your friends to join you in the pavilion or take down all the sides for a complete house to play in. The playhouse tent is the small soft little cottage made for playing and hanging out. Easy to assemble and to take apart again.
To make the tent even cosier, match it with the quilted play mat made in the same fabric designed to fit inside our new play tent.

DETAILS:

  • Material: Textile: Cotton; Tent pegs: Wood Pine 
  • Dimensions: Diameter 122 cm; Height 142 сm
  • The play house tent is easy to assemble and take down when needed.

 Teepees

Playing in a dollhouse is safe and helps develop thinking skills.
The play module is a universal item for every child's room, when your child grows up, you can simply remove the back panel and replace the top shelf, and the dollhouse becomes a piece of furniture that can be used as a shelf for books, photos or anything else.

DETAILS:

  • Handmade
  • Material: massive beech wood, birch plywood, water based lacquer
  • Dimensions: 85 х 76 х 34 cm

Doll's House

How we can help

Montessori.Store is an established Swiss Toy Shop specializing in the design and manufacture of ethically produced wooden toys to provide children with entertainment and imaginative play while supporting their developmental stages. We offer a wide range of different toys, especially for Christmas. For more information, visit our collections or contact our team today.

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