Children are natural observers. They are fascinated by the phenomenon found in the natural world. I remember taking my son to the zoo when he was a toddler, thinking he’d be fascinated by the large, exotic animals. I was surprised when what captured his imagination most were the tiny trails of black ants he found around the all along the ground. “Look, Mommie! More ants!” he’d cry to the delight of those around him. My mother relayed a similar incident with my 18-month old niece. On a recent trip to the San Diego zoo, she spent close to an hour watching and imitating the flamingos. She was perfectly content to give her entire focus and attention to learning about these fascinating birds without any adult intervention. Enjoy this in depth look as we explain Montessori Science curriculum materials, activities, and philosophy.