This method, similar to natural learning, also follows the child, not interrupting their concentration and their interests, and where individual activities are the main thrust of the whole philosophy. Three hour blocks are the recommended allotted time for learning opportunities, either once or twice a day, allowing free flow from one activity to another as the child desires.
There are "four planes of development":
- Australian AMI Alumni Association
- The International Montessori Index
- Montessori Materials - A site dedicated to sharing Montessori materials that you can make at home.
- Michael Olaf - Pracical advice for using the Montessori philosophy
- Montessori Primary Guide
- Montessori Play & Learn : A Parent's Guide to Purposeful Play From Two to Six by Lesley Britton
- Teaching Montessori in the Home : The Pre-school Years by Elizabeth G. Hainstock