In my own life and in the life of children in a Montessori setting, I see work and play as one in the same. Children are forever learning through discovery. If you have ever witnessed a Montessori preschool class which is made up of 3-, 4-, and 5-year olds, you would see children engaged in their work . . . as if they were at play, creating, chatting, and moving about busily constructing words and sentences, or manipulating numbers, or learning practical life skills, or . . . Often I walk into a classroom and I think, isn't this wonderful, children busily engaged in their work that they are enjoying.