Nesting or matryoshka dolls are a staple of the Montessori learning environment. Initially, young children love the surprise of opening these beautiful dolls to find another inside. Soon they begin working to undo and put together the dolls in the right order. Nesting materials like these dolls help children understand spatial relationships, develop fine-motor co-ordination, build the language of comparison (big, bigger, small, smaller), as well as prepositions (inside, outside, under). These dolls also give children the opportunity to concretely experience the concept of a whole object that contains individual parts that are nestled within.
This set of 5 dolls are made from linden wood and are ideal for baby play (remove the smallest doll to avoid choking), make a pretty nursery decor item, or unleash your own creativity on them.
Suitable from 12 months (if smallest doll is removed)