he Five Pack comes with a Bell Rattle, Grasping Beads, and an Interlocking Disc, Ball Cylinder, and a Bell Cylinder. Save 15% by ordering them together! It is the perfect "starter" pack for any parent and makes a wonderful gift.
A simple rattle that fits perfectly into the hand of an infant. In a world full of noise, this simple rattle is perfect as one of the first auditory materials to offer to an infant around 2 months. Most rattles are so big they end up looking like a bar bell when offered to an infant. This rattle fits perfectly into a young child's hand so that he/she can develop the hand for purposeful grasping. As the infant bats his/her arm and later purposefully shakes the material, the infant will be drawn to the sound as they produce their own music. The infant will begin to track the sound with his/her eyes, aiding in eye development.
It is EXTREMELY IMPORTANT to check this material each time you offer it to an infant and also to monitor the infant while using the bell rattle as if the bell was to come loose, it would be a choking hazard.
The grasping beads are to be offered to the infant around 3 months. The child will be attracted to the smooth, spherical wood and the leather cord. The natural materials make a wonderful teether and the beads will challenge the infant to further develop their grasping ability. It will also aid the infant's eye development by tracking this material as he/she swings it around and later aid the child to transfer the material from hand to hand.
It is EXTREMELY IMPORTANT to check this material each time you offer it to an infant and also to monitor the infant while using the small grasping beads as these beads would be a choking hazard if they were to come off the cord.
The interlocking discs should first be offered around 2-3 months while the infant still has the grasping reflex. This will aid the infant in developing voluntary grasping. As the infant swings the interlocking discs around, his/her eyes will begin to track the material, helping the infant with eye development. In a few months, the special design will help the infant begin to transfer the material from hand to hand. When placed on the floor, the interlocking discs will gently roll away, encouraging the infant to creep or roll towards it. The design of the material is so that it does not roll quickly or far away when the infant is not yet crawling. The interlocking discs are made with lightweight wood, non-toxic glue, and come with a olive oil finish.
The ball cylinder is a colourful, attractive stimulus for the infant who is ready to be on the move. To be offered to the infant around 6-8 months, or whenever the infant is ready to creep across the floor. When placed just out of the infant's reach, the infant will move towards the cylinder and attempt to grasp it. It may at first gently roll away, inviting the infant to continue creeping towards it. The weight of the balls ensures that the cylinder does not roll too far away so that the child would be unable to creep towards it. As the child begins to be able to grasp the cylinder, he/she will enjoy shaking it to produce the soft, tumbling noise. As the child gains strength, he/she will be able to roll it farther away, encouraging the child to the next stage of development of crawling towards it. It comes with an olive oil finish, but can be ordered on request with no finish (natural wood).
The bell cylinder is to be offered to the infant who is ready to begin creeping rapidly or crawling. This lightweight cylinder rolls faster and further than the ball cylinder. The jingling of the bell, familiar to the child from using the bell rattle, is now louder and more pronounced, encouraging the child to want to grasp the cylinder to produce this slightly different sound. The bars are perfect for the child’s hands to be able to pick up and shake to their delight. The child gains self-confidence when able to crawl to the material and grasp it to produce the sound independently. It comes with an olive oil finish, but can be ordered on request with no finish (natural wood).
a great buy!
Posted by Bev on 23rd Aug 2015
I purchased this set for my infant son at around 3 months of age. He is now 5 months, and loves 4/5 of the toys (not a fan of the rattle with bells on either end as he tries to just chew on it). His fine motor skills are quite good as a result of the grasping discs and beads, and he's just starting to roll the other two. The description cards are a great inclusion.
The order arrived very quickly, and without issue. The wood is very smooth, and the discs have a nice light flavour. I am very happy with my purchase and would recommend this seller.
Highly recommend this pack for newborn
Posted by Céline on 8th Aug 2015
The best materials ever for newborns! Really well made and also I love the description cards that come with each material
Excellent quality and service
Posted by Unknown on 2nd Jun 2015
I bought this Five Pack to my 5m old baby boy and he loves them. The products are fine created. They are very good tools to train my son's motor skills. I will definitely order more toys from here in the future.
Loving the Five Packs!
Posted by Suri on 9th Nov 2014
I thought the Five Packs is a good combo for my 3 months old baby boy. I am from Malaysia and when I ordered this, I didn't expect that I could get it at my doorstep within 10 days!
I absolutely love the little rattle which fits perfectly in my baby's hand. I am letting my LO experienced the item one by one so he can maximize his experience and exploration.
In term of the quality, I am satisfied with it and wished that I had included the Cup with Peg/ Egg/ Ball along with my order!
Posted by Laura on 14th Nov 2013
My daughter is only three months old, so at this point she's mainly used the bell rattle (the discs and the beads a little). But we love the rattle! It fits perfectly in her hand. We had a friend's child over who is nine months and she loved the cylinders, so I expect our little girl will too! They seem really sturdy, which is great because I hope they last for years.
Great quality and fast delivery
Posted by Heather on 13th Feb 2013
These items are excellent quality and arrived within a couple of days. My son loves the bell cylinder the best! He was a bit old for the rattle by the time I bought these (he was already starting to mouth things) but he gets lots of use out of the other items and we will definitely be able to use them again down the road for a little brother or sister.
Posted by Unknown on 21st Jul 2012
Purchasing these materials was the best thing I've done in the last month. They're so well constructed and the instructions that come with them are very helpful to explain to people why we're choosing montessori toys for our little one.
Posted by Robyn Richter on 22nd Jan 2012
My daughter loves these toys! Out of the "too many" toys she owns, we would describe these as our "go to" toys. She loves the bell rattle, bell cylinder and ball cylinder: she loves the sounds they make and the fact that they fit in her little hands. A close second are the grasping beads and the interlocking discs: they are great for chewing and throwing!
As parents we love the quality of workmanship and being able to trust that these toys will stand the test of time. They have already been well loved by every child (from 0-3) that comes to visit, and they still look brand new.
I would recommend these toys to anyone and think they are a wonderful product!