According to Maria Montessori, children are in the sensitive periods for concentration, coordination, order, and independence between the ages of three and six. In Montessori classrooms, promoting freedom of expression and language development is extremely important. This collaborative, innovative, and independent cultural project showcased the essence of Montessoris legacy. So as you read this book, allow yourself the opportunity to view the words and pictures through the eyes of children as they present their thoughts and feelings to you. Respect them for who they are in this given moment as young artists. The children found confidence, joy, peace, and laughter in this experience of learning about themselves, and so did I!