The Montessori materials as the title suggests includes many cross curricular didactic materials which aids the development of the five senses, namely the colour tablets, sound boxes, touch tablets, knobbed and knobless cylinders.

As well as developing and training the five senses these materials also lay the foundation for later language and mathematical work.

Once children are confident of their letter sounds they are encouraged to build words for themselves and later break them down in order to read them. This approach also provides the children with the knowledge and understanding that separate sounds can be blended together to form words.