Montessori and Waldorf, and materials
There is a good comparison at www.michaelolaf.net
. There are similarities but profound differences between Montessori and Waldorf. At this site there is also a lot of free text about how to use Montessori in the home, where to find NON-PLASTIC (important to both Montessori and Waldorf) toys and educational materials to use at home, and advice about checking to see if a Montessori or Waldorf school one is considering is really following the method.