Reading this article, we Montessorians want to do a happy dance. We don’t mind at all that Maria is given no credit for the very principles of philosophy, psychology, and practices of child development and education so brilliantly illustrated in this article. No worries about credit – let’s just get the goods to the children! Let’s transform education into the model so clearly illustrated in the step-by-step example of this article. Let’s provide an environment within which the children can explore in the three-dimensional sensorial world, choose the experiences to focus on, engage and repeat to carry out the related activities of choice; return to further expanded and extended activities over time and at will; raise the level of activity to a more intellectual level; expand the realm of these activities and connect them to an interconnected network of life and learning, art and science, with practical applications.

http://lauragraceweldon.com/2014/09/25/why-learning-must-be-hands-on/