"A child, more than anyone else, is a spontaneous observer of nature" - Maria Montessori Mais
One of the reasons why #Montessori education is so effective is because it is scientifically based on how children learn - they learn experentially. As Doctor Maria Montessori wisely stated: "What the hand does the mind remembers."
Setting Up a Montessori Children’s House: The Essential Materials from Vibrant Wanderings: An excellent post talking about the consideration of activities that go into creating a Montessori prepared environment.
Videos are a great way to view Montessori education at work. If you are thinking of enrolling your child in a Montessori preschool, this video is especially relevant, although only as the first step before visiting the school you're considering.
Did you switch from traditional homeschooling to Montessori-inspired homeschooling (or more hands-on activities)? No Greater Honor has a helpful post about changing homeschooling methods when one isn't working. - Pinning to finish reading.