Montessori learning builds on an individual child’s social, emotional, intellectual, and moral development. This is taught through sensory learning.  Children learn more by touching, seeing, smelling, tasting, and exploring than by just listening.  Montessori materials are designed to be aesthetically pleasing which help children develop organization skills.  Montessori schools were first started in Italy by Maria Montessori, Italy’s first women physician in 1907.  The first Montessori school to open in the US was in 1911.