One of the most common misconceptions about Montessori education is the assumption that Montessori materials are toys. Montessori materials are scientifically crafted learning tools used in the Montessori environment. In this article, I will be giving you a lowdown on how to spot toys that align with the principles of Montessori education – what I like to call pro-Montessori toys. Toy selection is very important for parents who want to live a Montessori life or are trying to incorporate the method into their lives. Pro-Montessori toys go along with the basic principles of Montessori, thereby aiding the other developmental efforts being made by the child. Here’s how to spot pro-Montessori toys.