The Montessori teaching method emphasises the importance of every individual child. Maria Montessori believes that children are independent, individual characters who learn best by acting autonomously.
Children show an interest in different areas, depending on their stage of development. These form the basis and the impetus for each step in their learning.
Maria Montessori developed special working materials for these individual learning processes. Touching and handling real objects allows the children to "grasp" those abstract learning concepts with which they are confronted in kindergartens, schools and their day-to-day lives.
One guiding principle of the Montessori teaching method is: "Help me to do it for myself!"