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0-3 Years
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The First Year of Life
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For over 30 years Michael Olaf has provided the best quality and selection of toys, books, and other educational materials for children from birth to 7+ years. The selections are made by qualified Montessori teachers. Michael Olaf ships all over the world and is well-known for excellent service. In order to focus on Birth to Three (the Michael Olaf international specialty) at the end of 2013 we stopped carrying materials for 6-12. Soon we will stop carrying most 3-6 materials as well. ANYTHING MARKED 'ON SALE' IN THE 3-6 AREA, NOW AND IN THE COMING WEEKS, WILL BE DISCONTINUED WHEN CURRENT STOCK IS GONE.

THE FIRST YEAR: Reaching Out, Grasping

Soon the child will be able to reach intentionally for an object and grasp it. Being able to let go comes later! Now we provide a way for objects to hang just within the child's reach, and toys that provide various ways for the child to grasp. Natural products such as wood and metal are prefered over plastic for many reasons, and safety is the main consideration.
CBR15.jpg BR15 Patchwork Ball, large
Recommended in the international Montessori 0-3 teacher training program.
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CBR240.jpg BR240 Patchwork Ball, small
Recommended in the international Montessori 0-3 teacher training program.
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CBR033.jpg BR033 Triangles Hanging Toy
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CBR045.jpg BR045 Rainbow Ring Hanging Toy
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CBR010.jpg BR010 Rattling Caterpillar Hanging Toy
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CBT04.jpg BT04 Squish Colored Wood Hanging Toy
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CBA120.jpg BA120 Wooden Tripod Toy Hanger
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CBA212.jpg BA212 Arch Toy Hanger
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CBA166.jpg BA166 Wooden Bell Chimes
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CBA200.jpg BA200 Ring and Ribbon Set
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CBT350.jpg BT350 Natural Wood Squish
$16.50 $14.50 On Sale!
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CBT340.jpg BT340 Large Colored Beads
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CBT560.jpg BT560 Large Natural Wood Baby Beads
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CBT410.jpg BT410 Small Colored Baby Beads
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For more information on this period of life go to "FIRST YEAR: Reaching Our, Grasping, Changing the World" under "Table of Contents" at this link: THE JOYFUL CHILD

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