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The Pamphlet Collection of Sir Robert Stout: Volume 79

[The Equipment and Didactic Material]

The equipment of the Montessori schools is simplicity itself. Small, light tables, of a height suitable to the children, and little, comfortable chairs; these, together with cupboards for storing material, plenty of floor space, and a supply of light mats, constitute the furniture.

The didactic material, about which so much discussion centres, has been invented and designed by Dr. Montessori with a view to training definitely the senses of the child. It is briefly as follows (I quote from the official booklet supplied with the English material):—