Your 3-year-old (almost 4!) is in the latter stages of what Montessori practitioners call the “sensitive period for small objects,” which means they love to play with, study, and manipulate little things. As a baby, they would inspect a piece of lint or a tiny bug; now, they’ll want to figure out where a small toy fits, what it feels like, and how they can play with it.
As your child’s fine motor skills become more complex and precise, they’re also becoming more resilient, independent, and focused. The learning toys in The Analyst Play Kit support your child’s interest in using their hands to accomplish real-life tasks. Your child will sew, measure, pour, guess the textures of different objects by touch, and even start to follow basic visual instructions.
We encourage you to explore the Play Guide for expert-backed tips, fun at-home activities, and month-by-month support. Every page helps you make the most of at-home learning and your time together.
The Analyst Play Kit
Montessori Sensory Box
Build discernment skills with a tactile guessing game
Pattern Match Boats & Cards Set
Translate 2D pictures into 3D objects—all while having fun!
Stackable Fraction Cups
Understand parts of a whole and fractions with nesting measuring cups made for little hands
Visual Recipe Cards
Your little chef with take the lead with easy-to-follow instructions for granola, fruit parfaits, and pancakes
Color Theory Puzzle
Take cues from rainbow hues to solve a unique puzzle
First Sewing Kit
Build fine motor skills for handwriting with a Montessori-inspired activity
‘Quarter, Half, and Whole’ Book
Get comfortable with math concepts with a fun story about baking with family
Get Started Guide
Visual instructions for the First Sewing Kit for your independent 3-year-old
Play Guide for Months 46, 47, 48
Ways to play, expert tips, development information, and at-home activity ideas during months 46, 47, and 48
Add the Book Bundle
to The Analyst Play Kit
‘You Can Do It’ Hardcover Book
Healthy risk is the sweet spot just beyond a child’s comfort zone. Two children—one who goes a bit too far, and the other who hesitates to try—meet in the middle on a playground climbing structure.
‘The Sleepover’ Board Book
This story about a sleepover at Nani and Nanu’s house helps your child process the feelings that can come with separation. Unfamiliar surroundings can feel like a big deal to a young child, even for just a short time.
Learn about Book Bundles, more Lovevery stories for, and inspired by, your growing child.
The Analyst Play Kit
At almost 4, your child is ready to take on advanced concepts. The Analyst Play Kit includes more challenging hands-on activities to build fine-motor skills, like puzzles and sensory exploration.Learn more