Montessori materials are beautifully constructed and are designed to attract children. The autodidactic materials encourage independence and allow the children to work at their own pace. Teachers introduce children to new materials based on the child’s progress and learning style. Montessori teachers respect each child’s individuality and emphasize the process of learning over the product. In the classroom, the children are free to work with any of the materials for which they have had a lesson, for as long as they wish. The learning experience then becomes a process of spontaneous self-discovery, developing confidence, independence, and a love of learning.