Dr Montessori stated that young children process (absorb) everything through their senses. A well prepared, child centred environment is a sensorial one which reflects beauty, simplicity and order. It provides well chosen materials and activities which are required for learning.
The Montessori environment is designed to minimize things that may over stimulate and distract. It uses physical space and time that allows for concentration, design which allows children to find, use and replace materials easily. The prepared environment provides a calm, neutral, quiet background that encourages and supports learning.