Montessori Materials

The most distinct difference between Montessori and other methods is in the nature of the materials: 

Montessori materials are not didactic (teaching tools), but self-teaching tools. 

These materials are not for the teacher to teach, but for the child to discover and learn on his own. 

The adult presents a concept and a correct use of the materials; the children explore within the confines of respect, responsibility and expectations (ie with elementary work contracts). 

The children teach themselves – these materials are developmental materials. They fit for a stage in the development of life, as the child is constructing himself from the environment around him. 

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