Maria Montessori believed that all children behave like “little scientists” in that they are eager to observe and make discoveries about their world. Infants and toddlers test the environment to see what happens when, for example, they drop a toy out of their highchair or play with the water in their bath. This drive for discovery continues to develop as they grow and become more adventurous in the things that they try out, from making mud pies in the garden to starting a worm farming the living room. Children are born with marvelous imaginations and a keen desire to explore the world. We encourage this drive for discovery in our children and try to help them discover the beauty and wonder of everything around them.