Every aspect of a Montessori classroom has a specific purpose. A child masters one material before going on to the next activity, which will build on what they have already learned. This provides a series of “light bulb” moments where they discover new things for themselves through hands-on interaction with manipulatives or with one another.
This natural progression of materials provides a solid foundation for learning, and allows the child to truly understand a subject, rather than merely memorise and regurgitate what someone else has told them. This truly is “learning for life.”