... and ten minutes peace and quiet for mum! I added the question mark as I'm sure true Montessori followers would find a flaw in this picture, but as I understand the concept, it is allowing children to learn through practical doing. So here we have a photograph of Pip eating and sorting raisins into a small container. She was absorbed in the activity for a good ten minutes! As you can see from the shot it is still dark, yep we were up before the birds!!