There is purpose behind every element of Montessori Materials. Simple design and natural materials allowing the child to learn purposeful work.
Montessori education was developed over a century ago and has evolved since then, but Maria Montessori’s guiding principles remain the same. That may make the Montessori Method seem old-fashioned in the modern world of ever-changing educational philosophies and technologies. But the way our brains develop and the way our children learn is the same as it was centuries ago.
For an unbiased summary of what Montessori education is all about, visit Wikipedia. For our admittedly biased view of how truly wonderful the Montessori Method and Montessori Materials are, please carry on here!