The Montessori Academy of Cape Cod is
Our children choose their work spontaneously, and by repeating the work they have chosen, they develop an awareness of their actions. The little child’s first moments were instinctive. Now, he acts consciously and voluntarily, and with this comes an awakening of his spirit. The child himself feels the difference.
Knowledge is not acquired by listening to words, but in virtue of experiences in which the child acts on his environment.