No matter how many times we observe a new student engaging with the cylinder blocks for the very first time, we are absolutely overwhelmed.
Watch as this student attempts to find the correct hole for the corresponding cylinder, going back and forth, as he navigates the activity with enthusiasm.
In Montessori, the materials offer positive feedback, alerting the student as to what the mistake is, and then gently suggesting how it can be corrected.
Note how as soon as he processes the order, everything else folds into place. You can see his confidence growing, bit by bit.