In many of the lessons used in the Montessori Classroom, we appeal to the variety of learning styles a child might have – visual, kinetic, rational, etc. You might have heard of these types as Gardner’s “Theory of Multiple Intelligences.” When he first theorized about multiple intelligences in 1983, Howard Gardner was writing about something Dr. Maria Montessori understood 75 years earlier.
Montessori lessons allow a child to choose to work with the materials in the way they understand them best. Below is an article outlining what research has to say about the Montessori Method. On Page 2, look for how the materials and free choice of the child might have an effect on their many emerging learning styles.
Montessori education: a review of the evidence base, by Chloë Marshall