The rolling cylinder with coloured ballsis the ideal material for babies who are just beginning to crawl or slither. Place it on its side and roll it just a little out of reach as incentive and motivation for your baby to move forwards. The colourful balls and gentle clacking sounds made attract the baby.
The bars on the Rolling Ball Cylinder are suitable for grasping. However even though this material is not all that large, take care not to introduce it too early as it may be a little heavy for younger babies.
I also find it nice to introduce something the baby has not seen before at this important moment when they are just venturing out into the world of crawling, so to entice them to move all the more eagerly!
6 Months +
Weight: 315 grams
Height: 13cm, Diameter across the top: 9.5cm
Cube and Box
The Box and Cube is a material to offer to your baby once they have mastered the egg and cup.
Montessori materials are offered to children in sequential order going from the easiest to the most difficult. They are always building on previous skilled learned.
The square dimensions mean the baby has an additional challenge and he / she has to line up the corners of the cube and the box in order to succeed in fitting the objects together. More precise hand movements are necessary and so the child refines his / her hand movements even further.
This material give the baby further opportunity to practice using both hands together.
Weight: 73 grams
Dimensions of Box: l x w x h - 5cm x 5cm x 2.5cm
Dimensions of Cube: l x w x h - 4cm x 4cm x 4cm
Hang the Kicking Ball from a mobile and place the baby underneath the ball so that he/she can kick it with his / her feet. Great for foot-eye coordination! Kicking is a greatpreparation for crawling. The kicking ball makes a gentle rattle sound when moved.
When your baby is ready to practice slithering or crawling the kicking ball rolls only slightly out of reach and not as far as a traditional spherical ball and so it offers the opportunity and motivation for the baby to go after it.
When your baby is ready to grasp objects, the design of this light ball offers opportunities to practise transferring objects between two hands. Simply detach the ribbon from the ball.
For babies from 4 - 5 months
Weight: 94 grams
Dimensions: Approximately 11cm in diameter
Weight: 37 grams
Black and White Book
Initially babies can only see in black and white.
Introduce this book to very young newborn babies. They will be captured and very attentive to the contrasting black and white images. Babies continue to enjoy these books up to about 14 weeks of age and make an ideal present to give to newborn babies.