My main article on the research I did about the Montessori Method. It is part of a 3-part series but I am only publishing the first part for now. This research helped me immensely in guiding my son’s learning starting at just 18 months, especially for language comprehension development. My son took an intense interest in picture board books at 18 months. Before I read about the Montessori Method in detail, I, like a lot of people I think, had difficulty keeping his interest. Using the 3 stages of learning presented by Montessori helped me immensely to keep his interest. This method uses no tricks, no complexity, no gregarious story telling–just a simple understanding of how children best learn, and I’ve used it successfully with many children other than my own son. I describe further in this article how the Montessori Method is like “intellectual gymnastics” where difficult skills are broken up into component skills and are practiced in a fun and enjoyable way. I hope you find value in this article, and if you do, please share!