In a perfect world Max and Lola would be wearing all handmade organic cotton clothes and quietly playing with their Scandinavian-style natural wood grain toys. Wouldn't that be dreamy? But every parent knows the brightly colored plastic toy struggle is real! That's why I was so excited when I was asked to partner on a post with Leader Joy Montessori USA.
Leader Joy has been in business for over a decade, but their expansion into the United States is more recent. Their Montessori materials are chemical free, non-toxic, and completely environmentally friendly, not to mention easy on the eyes and yes, educational too!
I really wanted to test an item that both Max and Lola could enjoy, so I chose the scale. It includes three red weights and three blue weights in different sizes, but it was fun to look around the house and have the kids use their own toys as well. They had fun guessing which animals would weight more than others, or whose name would weight more. (Do you think it was MAX or LOLA?)
The kids were playing together so nicely- it was a good break from legos and matchbox cars.