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Beautiful Collab Photo taken By Instagram Influencer @Julianna042614

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Name Puzzles Can Be So Much More Than Just Puzzles

Name Puzzles Can Be So Much More Than Just Puzzles
Custom name puzzles can be used for so much more than just a puzzle. The letters are thick and easy to grasp making them a great...

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Wood Toy Cameras Spark the Imagination

Preschoolers love to pretend play and our wooden toy camera is a great tool for sparking the imagination.

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Montessori. Waldorf. Reggio. What is the difference?

People often ask about the differences between Montessori, Waldorf and Reggio. Although all 3 educational learning systems use beautiful handcrafted wooden toys along with natural materials, they are very different from each other. 

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The Origin of MDH Toys Reading Spinners

The Origin of MDH Toys Reading Spinners
8 years ago my youngest son was diagnosed with Autism. He was completely nonverbal until just after his 5 birthday in kindergarten. He was also a tactile visual learner and needed hands on tools and materials to use for learning. 
When he started showing interest in letters, I knew he needed something to help him with his fidget needs so that he would take a longer time focusing so he could

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Unique Canadian Made Wooden Toys Used To Teach Mathematics To Young Kids

Unique Canadian Made Wooden Toys Used To Teach Mathematics To Young Kids
Math has never been so much fun before! Each of the MDH Tabletop Bowling Games are themed characters that not only promote storytelling, but also help your children to add and subtract while they play! Your children will have so much fun with this game that they may forget they are learning through play.

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CVC Reading Spinners Can Teach So Much More Than Just Reading

A different reason to use Montessori Style  CVC reading spinners in the classroom:

My middle child was diagnosed with moderate autism when he was 3 years old. He was completely non-verbal until shortly after he turned 5. We worked with him at first with PECS and then a little miracle happened for us, he started to recognize letters and started to try sounding out letters. Because his attention span was so short... 

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Teaching Colours Before Age 3

Teaching Colours Before Age 3
Toddlers are at a special age of exploration and are beginning to learn about simple colours. Having the same shapes painted in different colours, like shown, will help a child focus on the colours rather than focusing on different shapes. I introduced my daughter to colours at around the 24 month mark. The first tool I started using was the MDH Toys Potted Gnomes.

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Crafting Up Some Magic - the Kids Way

Crafting Up Some Magic - the Kids Way

Some people may say magic doesn't exist. I believe it is all around us in many different forms such as in science, in the kitchen, in a sunset. Some kids are obsessed with magic and using magic can be so much fun. There are so many ways to use magic in school projects and to use magic to create gifts for others. Here are a few suggestions...

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