*The products in this video may vary from the European Play Kits. Please find the full list of European Playthings in this Kit below.
The Investigator Play Kit is designed to support your child’s emerging executive functioning. Sound fancy? It’s definitely an important part of your two-year-old’s development, and, as always, we’re going to make it fun for you and your family.
We practice the critical skills of executive functioning—control, organization, thinking creatively, and paying attention—for our entire lives. The Playthings in the Investigator Play Kit expose and cultivate these skills, giving your child a head start with time management, goal completion, and collaboration.
Soon you’ll receive innovative Playthings that are tailor-made to help your child pay close attention, persist, stretch their working memory, and not only navigate but also manage big feelings. As always, we hope you use this Play Kit to play, learn, and connect. Every moment is an opportunity for joy and growth.
The Play Guide provides endless learning resources for you and your little one: make the most of each Plaything, explore more ideas for at-home activities, and understand your child’s behaviour through an expert’s eyes.
The Investigator Play Kit
Twist & Pivot Pattern Puzzle
It’s harder than it looks—how DO the pieces come off?
Match & Tap Hammer Box
Whack, bang, bash, and wallop the pegs in while matching colours
Is it the same amount of water? Look at liquids changing shape in early STEM activities
Countdown Colour Timer
Take some of the frustration out of transitions by watching the colours disappear
Things That Move Memory Game
Match buses, trucks, and planes while remembering where they are
Jump-In Eco Hoops & Organic Cotton Bean Bags
Hop, toss, and jump your way into gross motor development
‘The Play Date’ Board Book
Learn how to play with a peer
Play Guide for Months 31, 32, 33
Ways to play, expert tips, development information, and at-home activity ideas during months 31, 32, and 33
The Helper Play Kit
The Helper Play Kit was designed, tested, and perfected so you and your family can explore counting, separating, understanding routines, planning ahead, rhyming, building spatial awareness, and more.Learn more
19 - 21 Months
22 - 24 Months
25 - 27 Months
28 - 30 Months
31 - 33 Months
34 - 36 Months
What kind of chores are right for my child?
Children as young as 18 months can start taking on regular household responsibilities. These will be simple and straightforward, like wiping up spills or helping set the table, and will require modeling and patience from you.
31 - 33 Months
8 strategies to help your toddler (and yourself) move on from a tantrum
The root cause of a tantrum is often your child wanting independence but not being quite ready for it. Here's how to handle one when it comes up.
31 - 33 Months
How to Montessori your kitchen, by @BringingUpBabe
The idea of setting up a toddler-friendly Montessori kitchen might seem overwhelming, but it doesn't have to be. Go at your own pace with these simple tips.