I guess my question is more complex than the title I have used. I worked as an ESL teacher for 8 years and now I am a kindergarten teacher in China. I have been working with 3-year old kids for nearly a year. I started with basic things such as action songs, normal songs that deal with animals, feelings, numbers..etc and storybooks. After 6-months I realized that I need to take my teaching to a whole new level. I started working on a play-based learning style of teaching. I use constructive, fantasy, fine motor skills based activities with them. There are around 4-5 activities and 4 kids for each activity. They can freely move and I assist them and use English to help them learn the language. I have just realized that I need to work out a better lesson plan and use higher quality activities. My question is simple: does the Montessori teaching method have certain parts that can be called sequenced, play-based activities? If yes, are there any textbook/course books that are available for purchase and deal with the detailed explanation of the Montessori system (or those specific activities in detail and their classroom implementation)? Thanks a lot!