Why Montessori works
Montessori materials promote hands on, self-paced, collaborative, joyful learning. By providing an environment that supports natural social emotional development, Montessori education enables children to develop the fundamental capacities that they need to become happy and fulfilled adults who contribute to society. Materials are created to be self-correcting. Children can identify a mistake in their thinking through trial and error, without having an adult point it out to them. Children also have the ability to practice the activity over and over with the materials until it makes sense to them.