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Beyond the Montessori Shelf: A Guide in Choosing Toys for Your Child

Anniebelle Vergel de Dios


Parents are overwhelmed with the variety of toys available to choose from, whether they go shopping online or at physical stores.

Almost all the toys that are sold are over stimulating for the young child (too many objects, uncomfortably bright colors) and are not really “developmentally appropriate for the little ones – thus it can hamper the natural development of important abilities such as movement.

A simple, natural and gentle environment, that encourages feelings of safety, and encourages the child to communicate with others and to move—that is the superior environment for the child from birth to three..

For this workshop, I will be able to offer an alternative to what’s popular in the market having the Montessori principles in mind. Having the right information will help you save money and time and will only choose toys that your child will absolutely play with.


Anniebelle Vergel de Dios

Anniebelle is born and raised in Manila Philippines. She wanted to be a Journalist but ended up being a Montessori 0-3 Teacher, which lead her to live and work in different countries such as Canada, New Zealand, USA and currently living in Australia.

After a decade of working in a Toddler community, she started her own venture, which is a Parent – Child Centre, which offers different programs that aim to Inspire, Inform and Involved Parents using Montessori approach.

She’s a mother of two inquisitive and independent teens, which makes life more interesting! Anniebelle loves to read books about Parenting, Neuroscience, and a fan of crime thriller fiction.

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